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Unsustainable: Re-imagining Community Literacy, Public Writing, Service-Learning, and the University, edited by Jessica Restaino and Laurie Cella, explores short-lived university/community writing projects in an effort to rethink the long-held gold standard of long-term sustainability in community writing work. Contributors examine their own efforts in order to provide ...more
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Published December 14th 2012 by Lexington Books (first published November 1st 2012)
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The contributors to this collection of essays on service-learning in writing courses challenge the notion that, in order to be seen as successful, university-community partnerships need to be sustained over the long term. Instead they show how even brief projects can have meaning and value for community members, students, and teachers. Basically, they make the case for the importance of good starts, and for starting over, rather than assuming that all successful projects must result in some sort ...more
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