Research

The CLC also promotes research on literacy, teaching techniques, and research on how we can best serve our target populations. Faculty, student interns, and volunteers participate in research on a small local scale to improve our projects, and on a larger scale to help people better understand the needs and necessity of community literacy initiatives. Click on the links to check out some research the CLC has been involved in as well as links to additional community literacy research we find helpful!


 INTERVIEWS WITH LITERACY WORKERS & RESEARCHERS

Find out more about community literacy initiatives from people involved! Click the links to read interviews with people involved with community literacy initatives, both locally and in other places around the country!


 ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHIES ON LITERACY RESEARCH

At-Risk Youth and Literacy
Developed by Leigh Pogue, Summer 2005

Critical Literacy
Developed by Jennifer Mitchell, Fall 2005

Evaluating Our World: Media Literacy and its Place in the Classroom 
Developed by Emily Silva, Spring 2007

Literacy and Technology 
Developed by Jessi Rochel, Spring 2007

Women’s Writing Workshops in a Community Literacy Center
Developed by Sydney Fox, Fall 2007

Education, Literacy, and Terrorism
Developed by Jessi Rochel, Spring 2008

Innovative Sources for Teaching Creative Writing to Adolescents with an Emphasis on the Discovery of Voice and Supporting Social Activism
Developed by Kathryn Hulings, Spring 2008

Adult ESL Literacy
Developed by Melanie Witt, Spring 2008


 RECENT PUBLICATIONS

CLTL Literacy Blog


 STUDENT RESEARCH AND THESES

Heidi Scott

  1. (English Education 2004), “Adult Literacy Programs in Fort Collins, CO”

Renee Rallo

  1. (Rhetoric and Composition 2005), “The Limits and Possibilities of Discourse Acquisition in Community-Based Writing and Publishing Projects”
  2. Thesis Abstract

Maureen Dattilo

  1. (Rhetoric and Composition 2005), “Visualizing Literacies: The Possibilities of Hip-Hop Culture as Community Literacy”
  2. Thesis Abstract

David Redus

  1. (Rhetoric and Composition 2006), “Creational Literacy Methods and Adult Basic Education”
  2. Project Overview

Sydney Fox

  1. (Creative Writing 2007), “Women’s Writing Workshops in a Community Literacy Center”
  2. Thesis Reflection

 LINKS TO LOCAL, REGIONAL, AND NATIONAL RESEARCH SITES

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 LINKS TO COMMUNITY LITERACY CENTERS AND LITERACY PROJECTS

There are many great organizations like us working to improve literacy through reading, writing, publishing, community activism, and other activities. Check out these links to see what is going on in the literacy world!