Community Action Projects & the Stanford Prison Experiment

For this week’s reading, fellow interns Lizzy and Alina sent us two different articles to read for our next meeting. Alina’s article is titled Literacy Learning Within Community Action Projects for Social Change by Dana E. Wright and Jabari Mahiri. This article discusses the importance of weaving real-world issues into literacy development. Doing so, they … Continue reading Community Action Projects & the Stanford Prison Experiment

Prison Newspapers & Self-care Strategies

The reading that I sent my colleagues was a short article relating to self-care. I chose Self-care Strategies for Maximizing Human Potential by Bradley J. Cardinal and Jafra D. Thomas because I felt that it took an interesting approach to the importance of self-care in relation to education. Instead of thinking of self-care as something … Continue reading Prison Newspapers & Self-care Strategies

Subtle forms of imprisonment: thoughts on my final project

For my final project as an intern with the Community Literacy Center and SpeakOut!, I am hoping to present at the Confinement: From the prison blocks to the margin conference that takes place in late February at North Alabama University. The conference focuses on various forms of imprisonment and marginalization. Of course, some are more … Continue reading Subtle forms of imprisonment: thoughts on my final project

Issues of Representation

                  I absolutely loved reading Pat Rigg's essay titled Petra: Learning to Read at 45. She told the story of a middle-aged Mexican woman working as a migrant laborer who expressed her interest in wanting to read. Her notion of being literate, though, differed greatly from Rigg's. Petra wanted to be able to write … Continue reading Issues of Representation

Literacy as a Social Practice

In elementary school, literacy time meant reading and writing time. It meant spelling my weekly sight words over and over again in those little blue notebooks; it meant silent reading, and it meant practicing my cursive (RIP). Until recently, that was my whole view literacy: the ability to read and write. David Barton and Mary Hamilton … Continue reading Literacy as a Social Practice