Awakening Voice and Losing Sleep: When Adult Southern Learners Become Writers

Authored by: S.D. Collins

Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy Through the Communicative and Visual Arts

Print publication date:  December  2007
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9780805856996
eBook ISBN: 9781315759616
Adobe ISBN: 9781317639701


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Their days begin long before the sun starts its climb up the sloping mountains of East Tennessee. In cars dusted with weather and limestone, they curve their way through areas that bear descriptions for names: Hanging Limb, Crooked Creek, Bone Cave. Some traveling for more than an hour and a half, they leave behind hometowns where they commune with their neighbors through Sunday morning services and Friday night football. They are deep country; they are rural America—they are nontraditional university students studying to become elementary teachers.

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