Getting Personal

Note 1. The greater Syracuse region is an area that hosts a number of military ... Community Literacy Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, Fall 2011, pp. 7‒22.

Author: Laura Gray-Rosendale

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438468976

Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 247


Addresses how digital forms of personal writing can be most effectively used by teachers, students, and other community members. At a time when Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Instagram, and other social media dominate our interactions with one another and with our world, the teaching of writing also necessarily involves the employment of multimodal approaches, visual literacies, and online learning. Given this new digital landscape, how do we most effectively teach and create various forms of “personal writing” within our rhetoric and composition classes, our creative writing classes, and our community groups? Contributors to Getting Personal offer their thoughts about some of the positives and negatives of teaching and using personal writing within digital contexts. They also reveal intriguing teaching activities that they have designed to engage their students and other writers. In addition, they share some of the innovative responses they have received to these assignments. Getting Personal is about finding ways to teach and use personal writing in the digital age that can truly empower writing teachers, writing students, as well as other community members. “Getting Personal offers an engaging, comprehensive view of how and why instructors, in both creative and academic writing, can integrate contemporary writing and communication practices into their classrooms, assignments, and curricula.” — Jill Talbot, editor of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction “I am right now rethinking some of my assumptions about what it means to do and to teach personal writing—especially in digital environments. I’m also taken with the fact that while the chapters are clearly academic, they are also personal, and while several of them explicitly call the ‘false binary between the personal and the academic’ into question, my sense is that they themselves do so implicitly as well.” — Barry M. Maid, coauthor of The McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing for College, Writing for Life, Fourth Edition


Liz Thomas and Malcolm Tight, 1–15. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing ... Community Literacy Journal Fall 2011:55–78. Upcraft, M. Lee, John N. Gardner, ...

Author: Todd Ruecker

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874219760

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 118


Transiciones is a thorough ethnography of seven Latino students in transition between high school and community college or university. Data gathered over two years of interviews with the students, their high school English teachers, and their writing teachers and administrators at postsecondary institutions reveal a rich picture of the conflicted experience of these students as they attempted to balance the demands of schooling with a variety of personal responsibilities. Todd Ruecker explores the disconnect between students’ writing experiences in high school and higher education and examines the integral role that writing plays in college. Considering the almost universal requirement that students take a writing class in their critical first year of college, he contends that it is essential for composition researchers and teachers to gain a fuller understanding of the role they play in supporting and hindering Latina and Latino students’ transition to college. Arguing for situating writing programs in larger discussions of high school/college alignment, student engagement, and retention, Transiciones raises the profile of what writing programs can do while calling composition teachers, administrators, and scholars to engage in more collaboration across the institution, across institutions, and across disciplines to make the transition from high school to college writing more successful for this important group of students.

Help My Students Write Like They Text

Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry & Allied Disciplines, 34(4), 605–606. Frey, N., & Fisher, D. (2008). ... Community Literacy Journal, 6(1), 55–78.

Author: Jennifer French

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475839463

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 538


How do we as educators allow students to creatively express themselves, support them academically, and prepare them for a professional world built on written and verbal communication? This text will alleviate the concerns of those who are worried about the disintegration of the English language and help them find strategies to support learners.

Linking Literacy and Libraries in Global Communities

Teacher-librarians and classroom teachers: Partners in promoting reading, ... Borno Library, Archival and Information Services Journal, 6(1), 8–15.

Author: Marlene Asselin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317104896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

View: 434


Libraries in today's global world have emerged as key players in building a culture for reading in communities while enhancing the literacy development of children, youth, adults and seniors. Whether one lives in a modern city with sophisticated library services or in a remote region of the world where access to books and literacy services may be limited, librarians and libraries are contributing to the development of learning communities. This book captures some of the essence of this work in libraries in order to inspire and support all those who value the role of libraries in building global communities. The authors highlight the emerging role of libraries and community partners in literacy development and provide concrete examples via case studies drawn from global communities, demonstrating how libraries are working to support local literacies. They also suggest recommendations for supporting the critical role for libraries in supporting global literacies. The book will become essential reading for all those interested in literacy and libraries throughout the world.

Women Work and the Web

Community Literacy Journal 6(1): 79–90. Hickey, Allison A. 2011. “Honoring Women Veterans: A Message from Under Secretary Allison Hickey.

Author: Carol Smallwood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442244283

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 215


In a tight economy women entrepreneurs are making progress in a field that has been traditionally (along with science, math, and engineering) one which women haven’t been well represented—technology. Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities is by contributors from the United States and Canada sharing how the Internet has opened doors, leveled the playing field, and provided new opportunities. How the Internet has helped women with young children, caretakers of disabled family members, women with disabilities. How it has helped female veterans gain employment, put women into work boots, publish in a male dominated world, become editors, online instructors, and hold the First International Day of the Girl. The twenty-eight chapters are divided into five parts: Fostering Change Running a Business Educational Applications Personal Aspects Publishing and Writing. It is exciting to see how the creative contributors of different ages, backgrounds, and goals, are using the Web to further their careers and the status of other women as they progress online.


Community Literacy Journal, 6(1), 79–90. Howard, P.N., & Hussain, M. M. (2011). The Role of Digital Media. Journal of ...

Author: Parycek, Peter

Publisher: Edition-Donau-Univ. Krems

ISBN: 9783902505811


Page: 204

View: 399


The Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM) brings together experts from academia, public authorities, developers and practitioners. The CeDEM proceedings present the essence of academic and practical knowledge on e-democracy and open government. The reflections, the workshops and the PhD papers found in these proceedings reveal the newest developments, trends, tools and procedures, and show the many ways that these impact society and Democracy.

Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice

Journal of Educational Psychology Review, 13, 353À383. ... European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 20À23, 2014.

Author: Dora Sales

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081006801

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

View: 399


Pathways into Information Literacy and Communities of Practice: Teaching Approaches and Case Studies considers the specific information literacy needs of communities of practice. As such, the book fills a gap in the literature, which has treated information literacy extensively, but has not applied it to the area of communities of practice. Since every community of practice generates, seeks, retrieves, and uses resources and sources related to the cognitive structure being researched or studied, and the tasks being performed, the need arises to undertake studies focused on real user communities, especially at a graduate level. This edited collection presents contributions from an international perspective on this key topic in library and information science. Contributions are arranged into two sections, the first exploring teaching and learning processes, and the second presenting case studies in communities of practice, including, but not limited to, health, research environments, college students, and higher education. Focuses on communities of practice, including health, research, and higher education and their distinct information needs Includes chapters from an international and experienced set of contributors Presents an interdisciplinary perspective on the topic

Writing for Engagement

2011. “Digital Citizenship Means Character Education for the Digital Age.” Kappa Delta Pi Record 48 (1): 25–27. ... Community Literacy Journal 6 (1): 55–78.

Author: Mary P. Sheridan

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498565578

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

View: 140


Engagement is trendy. Although paired most often with community, diverse invocations of engagement have gained cache, capturing longstanding shifts toward new practices of knowledge making that both reflect and facilitate multiple ways of being an academic. Engagement functions as a gloss for these shifts—addressing more expansive understandings of where, how, and with whom we research, teach, and partner. This book examines these shifts, locating them within socio-economic trends within and beyond the higher educational landscape, with particular focus on how they have been enacted within the diverse subfields of writing studies. In so doing, this book provides concrete models for enacting these new responsive practices, thereby encouraging scholars to examine how they can facilitate writing for social action through taking positions, building relationships, and crossing boundaries.

Literacy in the Digital University

Haythornthwaite, C.(2009)'Crowdsandcommunities:lightand heavyweight models ofpeer ... Head, and Eisenberg, M. October 2011) 'Project information literacy ...

Author: Robin Goodfellow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135108588

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 625


Literacy in the Digital University is an innovative volume bringing together perspectives from two fields of enquiry and practice: ‘literacies and learning’ and ‘learning technologies’. With their own histories and trajectories, these fields have seldom overlapped either in practice, theory, or research. In tackling this divide head on, the volume breaks new ground. It illustrates how complementary and contrasting approaches to literacy and technology can be brought together in productive ways and considers the implications of this for practitioners working across a wide range of contexts. The book showcases work from well-respected authorities in the two fields in order to provide the foundations for new conversations about learning and practice in the digital university. It will be of particular relevance to university teachers and researchers, educational developers and learning technologists, library staff, university managers and policy makers, and, not least, learners themselves, particularly those studying at post-graduate level.

Reimagining Popular Notions of American Intellectualism

Portions of chapter 6 were previously published as “Outsmarting Pop Culture's 'Be Stupid' Pedagogy,” Academic Exchange Quarterly 15.3 (Fall 2011): 69–74.

Author: Kelly Susan Bradbury

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809334889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 547


"This book calls us to rethink what it means to practice intellectualism in the twenty-first century. It surveys the evolution of contemporary limited notions of intellectualism and then reexamines the literacy and learning practices of three nonelite sites of adult public education in light of a more inclusive definition of intellectualism"--

Argument as Dialogue Across Difference

Community literacy: A rhetorical model for personal and public inquiry. ... Writing Democracy: Special Issue of Community Literacy Journal, 6(1), 53¥76.

Author: Jennifer Clifton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317214403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

View: 314


In the spirit of models of argument starting with inquiry, this book starts with a question: What might it mean to teach argument in ways that open up spaces for change—changes of mind, changes of practice and policy, changes in ways of talking and relating? The author explores teaching argument in ways that take into account the complexities and pluralities young people face as they attempt to enact local and global citizenship with others who may reasonably disagree. The focus is foremost on social action—the hard, hopeful work of finding productive ways forward in contexts where people need to work together across difference to get something worthwhile done.

Human Exceptionality School Community and Family

Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 39(6), 523–539. Jenkins, J., & Terjeson, K. J. (2011). Monitoring reading growth: Goal setting, measurement frequency, ...

Author: Michael L. Hardman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305854888

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 774


Expanding on its widely respected and unique focus on the critical role of professionals in education, psychology, counseling, health care, and human services, HUMAN EXCEPTIONALITY: SCHOOL, COMMUNITY, AND FAMILY, 12th Edition, is an evidence-based testament to the critical role of cross-professional collaboration in enhancing the lives of exceptional individuals and their families. This text's unique lifespan approach combines powerful research, evidence-based practices, and inspiring stories, engendering passion and empathy and enhancing the lives of individuals with exceptionalities. Designed to help students experience individuals with disabilities and their families in a personal and intimate fashion, HUMAN EXCEPTIONALITY is an excellent resource for preparing teacher education candidates and practicing teachers, as well as a range of other human services professionals in the fields of psychology, sociology, social work, and the health sciences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

International Handbook of Media Literacy Education

Journal of Health Communication, 18(6), 723–739. Cooper, C.B. (2011). ... Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 104(1), 251–259.

Author: Belinha S. De Abreu

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317240068

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 234


At the forefront in its field, this Handbook examines the theoretical, conceptual, pedagogical and methodological development of media literacy education and research around the world. Building on traditional media literacy frameworks in critical analysis, evaluation, and assessment, it incorporates new literacies emerging around connective technologies, mobile platforms, and social networks. A global perspective rather than a Western-centric point of view is explicitly highlighted, with contributors from all continents, to show the empirical research being done at the intersection of media, education, and engagement in daily life. Structured around five themes—Educational Interventions; Safeguarding/Data and Online Privacy; Engagement in Civic Life; Media, Creativity and Production; Digital Media Literacy—the volume as a whole emphasizes the competencies needed to engage in meaningful participation in digital culture.

Food Literacy

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 3(1), 143–160. Retrieved 6 August 2015 from,031.013.

Author: Helen Vidgen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317483014

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 433


Globally, the food system and the relationship of the individual to that system, continues to change and grow in complexity. Eating is an everyday event that is part of everyone’s lives. There are many commentaries on the nature of these changes to what, where and how we eat and their socio-cultural, environmental, educational, economic and health consequences. Among this discussion, the term "food literacy" has emerged to acknowledge the broad role food and eating play in our lives and the empowerment that comes from meeting food needs well. In this book, contributors from Australia, China, United Kingdom and North America provide a review of international research on food literacy and how this can be applied in schools, health care settings and public education and communication at the individual, group and population level. These varying perspectives will give the reader an introduction to this emerging concept. The book gathers current insights and provides a platform for discussion to further understanding and application in this field. It stimulates the reader to conceptualise what food literacy means to their practice and to critically review its potential contribution to a range of outcomes.

The Routledge Handbook of Hispanic Applied Linguistics

'Critical pedagogy beyond the classroom walls: Community service-learning and Spanish heritage language education', Heritage Language Journal 8 (3): 1–22.

Author: Manel Lacorte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134691418

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 700

View: 796


This book provides a comprehensive overview of Hispanic applied linguistics, allowing students to understand the field from a variety of perspectives and offering insight into the ever-growing number of professional opportunies afforded to Spanish language program graduates. The goal of this book is to re-contextualize the notion of applied linguistics as simply the application of theoretical linguistic concepts to practical settings and to consider it as its own field that addresses language-based issues and problems in a real-world context. The book is organized into five parts: 1) perspectives on learning Spanish 2) issues and environments in Spanish teaching 3) Spanish in the professions 4) the discourses of Spanish and 5) social and political contexts for Spanish. The book’s all-inclusive coverage gives students the theoretical and sociocultural context for study in Hispanic applied linguistics while offering practical information on its application in the professional sector.

Clinical Experiences in Teacher Preparation

'That's not writing': Exploring the intersection of digital writing, community literacy, and social justice. Community Literacy Journal, 6(1), 55–78.

Author: Kristien Zenkov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351116688

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 103


Responding to multiple scholarly, policy, and practical calls for a greater focus on clinical teacher preparation, this volume operates on the assumption that few experiences in future teachers’ training are more important than their field experiences. This text introduces the model of critical, project-based (CPB) clinical experiences, which provides teacher candidates with exemplary on-the-ground training, honors veteran teachers as school-based teacher educators, and offers university-based teacher educators new roles that ensure their practices and scholarship are explicitly relevant to all of schools’ constituents. Answering the call for relevant, high quality, clinically-based teacher education, this volume will offer scholarly and narrative examinations of examples of CPB clinical experiences that will be of interest to all involved in and impacted by educator preparation programs.

Engaging First Peoples in Arts Based Service Learning

Beyond institutional walls: Literacy support for Indigenous students at a remote high school ... Journal of Community Engagement & Scholarship, 6(1), 11–18.

Author: Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319221533

Category: Education

Page: 275

View: 850


This volume offers educators, higher education institutions, communities and organizations critical understandings and resources that can underpin respectful, reciprocal and transformative educative relationships with First Peoples internationally. With a focus on service learning, each chapter provides concrete examples of how arts-based, community-led projects can enhance and support the quality and sustainability of First Peoples’ cultural content in higher education. In partnership with communities across Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada and the United States, contributors reflect on diverse projects and activities, offer rich and engaging first-hand accounts of student, community and staff experiences, share recommendations for arts-based service learning projects and outline future directions in the field.

Literacy Program Evaluation and Development Initiatives for P 12 Teaching

Learning Policy Brief, 1(3), 1–5. Cranston, J. (2011). Relational trust: The glue that binds a professional learning community. The Alberta Journal of ...

Author: Lawrence, Salika A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522506706

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 309

View: 678


Teacher leadership is a critical component of effective curriculum assessment and professional development. With teacher-led inquiry being utilized, schools can better improve their learning programs. Literacy Program Evaluation and Development Initiatives for P-12 Teaching is a pivotal resource for the latest research on the benefits of using teacher educators to facilitate the assessment and improvements of school literacy programs. Highlighting a range of relevant topics on professional learning and teacher leadership, this book is ideally designed for school administrators, teachers, researchers, and academics.

Community Library Programs That Work

Community Literacy Journal 1 (1): 9–43. ... 2011. “The Importance of Pleasure Reading in the Lives of Young Teens: SelfIdentiication, Self-Construction and ...

Author: Beth Christina Maddigan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692649

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

View: 994


A collection of versatile best practices for promoting literacy development by utilizing local community connections in school and public libraries.

Exploring Technology for Writing and Writing Instruction

British Journal of Educational Technology, ... Community Literacy Journal, 6(1), 55–78. doi:10.1353/clj.2012.0000. Tuzi, F. (2004). The impact of e-feedback ...

Author: Pytash, Kristine E.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466643420

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 640


As digital technologies continue to develop and evolve, an understanding of what it means to be technologically literate must also be redefined. Students regularly make use of digital technologies to construct written text both in and out of the classroom, and for modern writing instruction to be successful, educators must adapt to meet this new dichotomy. Exploring Technology for Writing and Writing Instruction examines the use of writing technologies in early childhood, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary classrooms, as well as in professional development contexts. This book provides researchers, scholars, students, educators, and professionals around the world with access to the latest knowledge on writing technology and methods for its use in the classroom.