ERIC Number: ED481826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
History Untold: Celebrating Ohio History through ABLE Students.
Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.
This document is a compilation of 25 pieces of writing presenting Ohio adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) students' perspectives of community and personal history. The items included in the compilation were written by ABLE students across Ohio. The compilation is organized in three sections as follows: (1) people (9 items, including a summary of an interview with a veteran of World War II, several personal recollections of deceased family members, a personal recollection of an interracial friendship in the 1950s, a narrative by a woman whose drug problems forced her to terminate her parental rights, and a woman's description of her children's reactions to meeting Vice-President Al Gore); (2) places (10 narratives, including reflections on growing up in southern Ohio, the history of the restoration of a house that had served as a safe-haven for runaway slaves in the 1850s, the story of a family's move from California to Ohio, a woman's impressions of a restored canal town, and a history of Malabar Farm); and (3) potpourri (6 items, including a personal recollection of the blizzard of 1977, a woman's story of her experiences keeping old Chinese customs in Ohio, and the story of a woman's impressions while watching the Olympic Torch's passage through Ohio). Biographies of most of the ABLE student authors are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Community Development, Cultural Differences, Differences, Family History, Geographic Regions, Interviews, Literacy Education, Local History, Oral History, Personal Narratives, Personal Writing, Reminiscence, State History, Student Developed Materials
For full text: http://literacy.kent.edu/Oasis/Pubs/ohp02/index.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Creative Works; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio