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ERIC Number: EJ899375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1555-9734
Putting Women at the Center: Sustaining a Woman-Centered Literacy Program
Bowen, Betsy
Community Literacy Journal, v1 n2 p57-70 2006
For nineteen years, Mercy Learning Center, a community-based literacy organization, has provided basic literacy instruction to low-income women in Bridgeport, Connecticut. During that time it has grown from three students and two tutors to 450 students, 155 tutors, and five full-time teachers. This growth has been affected by changes in welfare regulations and increased immigration. Using what it describes as a "holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive community," the Center provides instruction that goes beyond what is usually considered basic literacy. The Center's expansive view of basic literacy has helped it respond to the changing needs and demographics of its community.
Community Literacy Journal. Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse, DePaul University, 802 West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Tel: 906-370-0206; Web site: http://communityliteracy.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; High School Equivalency Programs
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests