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Cuban, Sondra

Works: 12 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 2,073 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Sondra Cuban
Partners in literacy : schools and libraries building communities through technology by Sondra Cuban( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why have libraries and schools - both public institutions committed to community-based learning - adopted new technologies in dramatically different ways? Exploring the differences in technology use between schools and libraries across the country, the authors describe ways that these two institutions can collaborate to improve teaching and learning while building communities. With a focus on literacy development, they investigate how new technologies are implemented and the lessons that institutions can learn from one another."--Jacket
Serving new immigrant communities in the library by Sondra Cuban( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deskilling migrant women in the global care industry by Sondra Cuban( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the human geographies of skilled migration, specifically the practices, dispositions, relationships, and resources of professional women who participate in the global care industry
So I made up my mind : introducing a study of adult learner persistence in library literacy programs by John P Comings( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication is the first of several planned reports for the Literacy in Libraries across America (lilaa) initiative, a four-year study that will explore the efforts of five leading public library-based literacy programs to improve learner persistence through a variety of programmatic, operational, and support service strategies. The five libraries participating in the study are: New York Public Library; Greensboro Public Library (North Carolina); Redwood City Public Library (California); Queens Borough Public Library (New York); and Oakland Public Library (California). An overview of the current status of library literacy programs is presented, and the following program strategies that the libraries employ to increase adult learner persistence are summarized: child care; transportation; new curriculum; expanded hours of operation; teacher and tutor training; new instructional approaches; new intake process and student orientation. Programs in each of the participating libraries are then described. (Mes)
Before days : women in a library literacy program in Hilo, Hawai'i : talk story by Sondra Cuban( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected sources on archives, archival collections and records in and of the Pacific in Hamilton Library by Sondra Cuban( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Border Pedagogy: A Critical Framework for Service Learning by Elisabeth Hayes( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The general focus of a course on adult literacy and community service at a large state university was to increase students' understanding of adult literacy as a societal issue and to support their involvement as tutors in local adult literacy programs. To understand what students learned from their experience in the course, the instructors began collecting and analyzing various source material. They also began developing case studies of individual tutors and their learning experiences. As the instructors analyzed the accounts of the tutors, they became interested in how the service learning experience provided opportunities for the tutors to adopt a more critical perspective on common assumptions about adult literacy students, dominant tutoring practices, and the structures of schooling. They reviewed tutors' case profiles and original source material to see if they could identify forms of resistance to dominant practices or beliefs. In more recent work associated with critical postmodernism and educational theory, they found the concepts of border and border crossing. They found that the metaphors of border crossing and borderlands could illuminate the service learning experience for students. These metaphors suggested how service learning helps students with the following: understanding their own culture in new ways, appreciating cultural differences, becoming more critically aware of social inequities and power relations, and envisioning a more democratic society. (Contains 12 references.) (Ylb)
"And They Let You Know You're Not Alone and That's What They're Herefor" : Persistence Narratives of Women Immigrants in Public Library Literacy Programs by Sondra Cuban( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study examines persistence narratives of female immigrants in three public library literacy programs. The narrative analysis method was used. Transcripts of student interviews and biographical portraits were read, and incidents, images, events, and statements concerning persistence supports and barriers, literacy, and language learning were highlighted. A timeline of persistence events was built, and a persistence narrative was created about each student. The storylines and narratives for three students are presented. Emerging themes are discussed, including the role of husbands, health problems, belief in education, transportation problems, workplace issues, childcare, and the role of the library. Theoretical and practical implications are summarized, including the need for more proactive advocacy on the part of librarians for immigrant communities, the women's need for more practice in assertiveness, and provision of support mechanisms. (Contains 94 references.) (Mes)
"As long as it takes" : responding to the challenges of adult student persistence in library literacy programs by John P Comings( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Since the Literacy in Libraries Across America (lilaa) initiative began in 1996, participation in the program's services had fallen short of the amount that research indicates is needed to improve literacy levels substantially. Efforts to improve student persistence and implement service enhancements were therefore initiated in 2000. a study of students' persistence in 5 of LILAA's 15 participating library literacy programs was undertaken around the same time. Key findings and conclusions of the persistence study were as follows: (1) support services (child care, transportation) proved the most difficult for the library literacy programs to implement; (2) students expressed two types of learning goals--specific "instrumental" goals that must be reached to realize longer-term aspirations and broader "transformational" goals that entail major life changes and libraries must acknowledge both types of student goals and build on them to motivate long-term participation; (3) students benefit from having several different type of sponsors/mentors (personal, intermediate, official); and (4) library literacy programs must preserve their caring, respectful, and personalized atmosphere while simultaneously emphasizing more intensive participation. (Twenty-two tables/figures are included. The following items are appended: descriptions of five libraries studied and the study samples; a discussion of issues related to capturing student persistence using attendance record data; and an overview of the persistence study's achievement study component. The bibliography lists 14 references.) (mn)
"Oh, So Lucky to Be Like that, Somebody Care" : Five Case Studies of Selected Mid-Life Women Learners Seeking Care in a Literacy Program by Sondra Cuban( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper problematizes the role of caring in women's persistence in literacy programs. The paper draws from the author/researcher's doctoral research, a study of 10 mid-life multi-ethnic Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language women learners and their lifelong experiences of literacy, schooling, and learning, both inside and outside of a Hawaii literacy program. It explains that since 7 out of the 10 women left the program within a year's time, the author/researcher felt compelled to focus on this issue. The women were interviewed, and their stories were developed in the form of both case study narratives and thematic analysis comparisons. The paper presents five case studies which reveal "caring" amidst the socio-historical and cultural changes taking place in the subjects' lives. A grounded theory approach was used to gain a holistic picture of the women learners' experiences over a life time and of the strategies, internal processes, and pre-conditions of their literacy and persistence experiences. Feminist theories of care were used to highlight the women's caring activities in their families and workplaces and the literacy program. Ethnographic methods were used to uncover the women's experiences with literacy, learning, and schooling. It concludes that literacy programs can help learners persist by paying attention to their histories, their relationships, and the deeper meanings of what they say. (Contains 97 references.) (Bt)
"I did it for myself" : studying efforts to increase adult student persistence in library literacy programs by John P Comings( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report describes the design of the Literacy in Libraries Across America (lilaa) persistence study, the strategies that participating libraries are using to increase student persistence, and emerging implementation issues. It describes existing patterns in student persistence, identifies factors that support or inhibit persistence, and begins to explore the relationship between program strategies and persistence. Chapter 1, an introduction, is followed by Chapter 2 that discusses the context for the persistence study. It reviews relevant literature and discusses the history of library literacy programs. Chapter 3 presents the research design. Chapter 4 provides early findings from the initial qualitative research that suggest three categories of themes and their related strategies that are particularly important in explaining student persistence: programmatic (integrating the program into the library; respecting and caring for adult students; reflecting the core principles of libraries), instructional (curricula; assessment; technology; volunteer tutors), and student-based (disabilities; cultural and personal identity; sponsors; personal goals). Chapter 5 contains the case studies of the five library literacy programs in the persistence study, which are New York, Greensboro, Redwood City, and Queens Borough, and Oakland Public Libraries. Chapter 6 concludes the report by summarizing the importance of studying persistence and the opportunities and challenges. The Appendix describes briefly 10 other library literacy programs that are part of the lilaa initiative but are not included in the persistence study. (Ylb)
Deskilling migrant women in the global care industry 2013 by Sondra Cuban( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Partners in literacy : schools and libraries building communities through technology
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Serving new immigrant communities in the library