Welcome to the CLC!
Through these dialogues we hope to bounce ideas around each other, coming to a fuller understanding of community literacy and how it “opens up a unique space where intercultural partners can inquire into and deliberate about problems, working toward both personal and public change.” (Higgins, Long and Flower — in your reading for this week!)
That sounds important right now…
In this first blog post, spend some time reflecting on the purposes and intentions of literacy and community literacy outlined by the essay by Flower/Higgins/Long. As you compose your post, consider these questions: How are you defining community literacy? What problems and possibilities are raised when literate acts are considered in community contexts? What do you anticipate being the biggest challenge at your community site? The biggest reward?
Post your response of 400-500 words by August 25 — and look back at it occasionally over the weeks before the NEXT meeting to see what responses you might like to add. Check the “Notify me of new comments via email” to be sure you are aware when other interns are responding.
This is experimental — we have not done interactive posts before — and we hope that it will bring a deeper collaboration to the group. THANKS!