Community Literacy Programs and the Politics of Change
Community Literacy Programs and the Politics of Change argues that the meaning and value of literacy is a function of specific local institutions. At the core of the book is an examination of one institution, Western District Adult Basic Education. Grabill moves between the case of Western District and literacy theory from disciplines like rhetoric, composition, education, sociology, and professional and technical writing in order to develop a theory of institutions and institutional change. The book enables researchers and teachers to locate spaces where change is possible within institutional systems and then work in those spaces to change the meaning and value of literacy.
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Review: Community Literacy Programs and the Politics of ChangeUser Review - Taylor Ellwood - Goodreads
In this book the author explores issues of literacy as an institution and how it intersects with communities and either empowers or disempowers the communities. The author does an excellent job of ... Read full review
Review: Community Literacy Programs and the Politics of ChangeUser Review - Adam Sprague - Goodreads
An entire chapter summarizing the work of others? Gee, thanks. I've already done that myself. Grabill's real trouble is that he puts himself in a position of owing something to Western District for allowing them to do his research there. We never get the harsh reality that is so obviously clear. Read full review
Disciplinary Gaps Institutional Power and Western District Adult Basic Education
Locating the Meaning and Value of Literacy
Exercising Power Who Decides Which Literacies Count?
Utopic Visions The Technopoor and Public Access to Networked Writing Technologies Community Literacy Programs as OnRamps
Community and Community Literacies
Participatory Institutional Design