Literacy as Conversation
Learning Networks in Urban and Rural Communities
Literacy as Conversation offers a deep dive into community literacy projects that work in both urban and rural areas. It advocates for more partners in shoring up the sagging corners of American communities in which literacy is badly needed, and it provides inspiration to those in search of ideas for their own neighborhoods. The book’s approach encourages readers to understand community literacy first, then see it in action, then consider ways to adopt it in their won corners of the world. Indeed, Goldblatt and Jolliffe’s reminder that ‘literacy is action’ is a powerful epitaph for change.