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ERIC Number: EJ913239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
"Everybody Had a Piece ...": Collaborative Practice and Shared Decision Making at the Open Book
Gordon, John; Ramdeholl, Dianne
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n128 p27-35 Win 2010
The Open Book, an adult literacy program in Brooklyn, from 1985-2002, remains, for many of the students and staff involved, a defining experience in their lives, a time that allowed them to see different possibilities, for themselves and society. In an attempt to preserve the field's collective historical memory, the authors in this chapter explore participatory practices at the Open Book. Students' roles in shaping those practices are examined and reflections on the possibilities for building democratic communities in literacy programs, particularly in the current context, are included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York