My Friend Tom is at once Smith's critical analysis of Williams's early work in poetry and drama, a brief biography of Williams during his development stages as a writer, and a moving meditation on his friend's career from Williams's early failures and ambiguities to fame and notoriety. Smith provides in-depth looks at the inception, development, and reception (both commercial and critical) of such early Williams efforts as Candles to the Sun and Fugitive Kind, and later Battle of Angels.
The Handbook of Educational Linguistics provides a comprehensive survey of the core and current language-related issues in educational contexts. Bringing together the expertise and voices of well-established as well as emerging scholars from around the world, the handbook offers over thirty authoritative and critical explorations of methodologies and contexts of educational linguistics, issues of instruction and assessment, and teacher education, as well as coverage of key topics such as advocacy, critical pedagogy, and ethics and politics of research in educational linguistics.
Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature: Worldly Teaching (New Frontiers in Education, Culture, and Politics)
Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature enables a better pedagogical praxis by offering both wide-ranging theoretical explorations and results grounded in experience. Part One of the book focuses on various aspects of critical pedagogy and its importance for teaching world literature by offering ten carefully selected chapters written by established and emerging scholars in the fields of critical pedagogy, world literature, and postcolonial studies.
This updated fourteenth edition concentrates on the SAT's Critical Reading section with exercises reflecting both SAT question types: sentence completion and reading comprehension. Exercises are divided according to three levels of increasing difficulty, labeled from A to C Features a helpful self-assessment test and three full-length Critical Reading practice tests All questions are answered and explained Students who can answer all level C questions are ready to excel on the actual exam The workbook also presents test-taking tips and an extensive vocabulary review.
Ethnography is one of the chief research methods in sociology, anthropology and other cognate disciplines in the social sciences. This Handbook provides an unparalleled critical guide to its principles and practice. The result is a landmark work in the field which draws on the expertise of an internationally renowned group of interdisciplinary scholars. The Handbook provides readers with a one-stop critical guide to the past, present and future of ethnography. It will quickly establish itself as the ethnographer’s bible.
Following other volumes in the Learning to Read Critically series, Learning to Read Critically in Language and Literacy aims to develop skills of critical analysis and research design.
`[This book] has definitely aided my understanding of the processes involved in taking a critical stance and would enable me to pick out and maybe even teach the different facets of critical thinking. It has also developed my knowledge in the field of language and literacy education' - British Journal of Educational Studies