I’d like to briefly summarize my thinking about literacy as a large issue and then turn to some thoughts about reading and writing within academic contexts and close with some suggestions regarding the implications for instruction. With opportunities to participate in a literate community and to engage in literate activities,
Introduction In July of 1992, the Division of Adult & Continuing Education at CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs received funding from the New York State Education Department to conduct a year-long, state-wide technical assistance project for programs interested in exploring and implementing contextualized learning approaches. The Division worked with
Several weeks ago, at our Convocation, Jim Gee addressed almost two hundred teachers and directors. He covered a lot of territory and put forward a number of rather stark propositions in order to argue for a particular approach to the education of individuals who, in one way or another and/or at one point in time or another, are considered to be less prepared than others for particular educational opportunities. I’d like to review some of what he said and then draw out what I think are some of the implications and then ask, if we believe that he is right, what we should do.
DATE: December 1, 1997 TO: All Interested FROM: John Garvey RE: Gee Follow-up, Part 2 __________________________________________________________________________ I have now sent out my memo on Jim Gee’s talk and have started to get some responses. Although some of you have already responded to that memo and I will not impose on you to do
Introduction In New York City, more than one hundred thousand health care workers work in voluntary hospitals and nursing homes. Most of those institutions belong to the League of Voluntary Hospitals. Many of the workers are represented by 1199, the National Health and Human Service Employees Union. Together, the
The literacy litany has become all too familiar and all too much taken for granted. Prevailing notions concerning “literacy” and “illiteracy” rely on assumptions that the lack of literacy precludes self-sufficiency, results in low self-esteem, costs society untold sums of money and promotes social irresponsibility. (I have put the two