Naming Common Ground: Literacy and Community

March 1st, 2000 | RESEARCH

At a family service agency in the North Bronx, staff members have drawn a vital connection between community and literacy. The authors explain how their literacy program evolved from a basic tutoring opportunity into a curriculum using themes and information gleaned from the young participants’ immediate community surroundings.


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Team Members

Jonathan Shevin, Author, Pius XII North Bronx Family Service Center
Chris Young, Author, Pius XII North Bronx Family Service Center


Publication: Afterschool Matters
Volume: 1
Page(s): 46

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Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | Life science | Literacy
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Public Programs