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Cline, Andrew R. – Community Literacy Journal, 2006
Integrity is commonly conflated with basic literacy in assessments of the skills workers need. This case study of a word-based character education program in Springfield, Missouri examines how business leaders may blame a lack of skills by employees on a lack of moral literacy. The premise of this essay is that the expression of a literacy program…
Descriptors: Literacy, Values Education, Community Programs, Integrity
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Coogan, David – Community Literacy Journal, 2006
This essay describes service learning as a space for civic dialogue. In the project-oriented course discussed below--an oral history of a south-side African-American neighborhood in Chicago--civic dialogue took shape when middle class students from a range of backgrounds at the Illinois Institute of Technology interviewed residents of different…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Projects, Oral History, Service Learning
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McKee, Heidi; Blair, Kristine – Community Literacy Journal, 2006
In this article, we begin by briefly reviewing some of the national statistics on older adults and computer usage, statistics that led each of us to volunteer as teachers to develop technological literacy programs for older adults at local community centers. Because we recognize that all literacies are developed and used by specific people in…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Computers, Community Centers, Literacy
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Pennell, Michael – Community Literacy Journal, 2006
Arguing that we fail both parents and students if we continue to think of community literacy as a dichotomy between school and work, this article illustrates Labor Market Intermediaries (LMIs) as sites of community literacy. The investigation of LMIs in a particular community (Greater Lafayette, Indiana) allows for a more thorough understanding of…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Labor Market, Community Centers, Community Education
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Bowen, Betsy – Community Literacy Journal, 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…
Descriptors: Females, Holistic Approach, Learning Centers (Classroom), Tutors
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Doggart, Julia; Tedrowe, Melissa; Viera, Kate – Community Literacy Journal, 2006
What does it mean for a community writing assistance program to bridge the gap between the university and the community? What makes for a successful alliance between these two worlds usually considered distinct? Our paper addresses these questions by reflecting on the factors that have contributed to the growing success of our CWA program at the…
Descriptors: Community Centers, Writing (Composition), Outreach Programs, Supplementary Education
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