ERIC Number: EJ899377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
A Reflection on Teaching and Learning in a Community Literacies Graduate Course
Fero, Michele; Ridolfo, Jim; Chrobak, Jill McKay; Van Duinen, Deborah Vriend; Wirtz, Jason; Cushman, Ellen; Grabill, Jeffrey T.
Community Literacy Journal, v1 n2 p81-93 2006
This article outlines one potential model for a graduate-level course in community literacy studies. Ellen Cushman and Jeffery Grabill taught this course for the first time at Michigan State University in the spring of 2007. In this article our colleagues with varying disciplinary backgrounds reflect on the course, its readings, and their theoretical and practical understanding surrounding many of the central questions of this new discipline: what is a community? What is literacy? What is community literacy? And what does it mean to practice "community literacy"--to write, to speak, and so on? After a wide discussion of course experience from several student colleagues in the course, Cushman and Grabill reflect on their course objectives and point toward future incarnations of the course.
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Community Education, Graduate Study, Literacy, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Futures (of Society), College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Service Learning, Creative Writing
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: Higher Education
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