Critical Literacy Across the K-6 Curriculum

Author: Vivian Maria Vasquez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317282515

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

View: 4978

Through stories from kindergarten to sixth grade classrooms where students and teachers have attempted to put a critical edge on their teaching, this book shows critical literacy in action across the curriculum. Readers see students and teachers together using critical literacy discourse to frame conversations in ways that engage students in examining the meaning of the texts they read and acting on local and global social issues that emerge. Drawing on multiple perspectives such as cross-curricular explorations, multimedia, and child-centered inquiry pedagogies, the text features a theoretical toolkit; demonstrations from across the content areas including art, music, and media literacy; integration of technology; and attention to how critical literacy can inform decisions about standards and assessment. Annotated booklists, examples of students’ work, Reflection Questions, Try This (practical classroom strategies), and Resource Boxes can be used to encourage and support engaging in critical literacy work in different areas of the curriculum.

Critical Thinking Skills

Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113755052X

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 309

View: 5319


Where Have All the Senior Women Gone?

9 Critical Job Assignments for Women Leaders

Author: Ines Wichert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230354254

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

View: 2115

Essential career guidance for corporate women with talent and ambition and advice for HR leaders on managing a diverse workforce; it sets out nine job assignments that every woman should have on her CV in order to lay the way for promotion and progression and insights into the lessons learned by the top senior women (and men) in business.

Critical Muslim 07

Muslim Archipelago

Author: Ziauddin Sardar,Robin Yassin-Kassab

Publisher: Hurst

ISBN: 1849043841

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 1347

Malaysia and Indonesia are seen as bastions of liberal Islam. Is this really true or simply a widely held misconception about south-east Asian Muslims? What is the contribution of the Muslim archipelago to the world of Islam? What can we learn from Malaysian and Indonesian experiments in democracy? This issue of Critical Muslim addresses these questions by examining the politics, history, culture and religious traditions of Malaysia and Indonesia. Contributors include Merryl Wyn Davies on Malaysian multiculturalism, Luthfi Assyaukanie on Indonesia politics, Carool Kersten on the struggles of Indonesian intellectuals, Andre Vltchek on religion and tolerance in south-east Asia, Andi Achdian on Islam in Java, Ahmad Fuad Rahmat on the Malaysian intellectual guru Naguib Al-Attas, Shanon Shah on Malay Magic, Jo Kukathas on 'Malay-ness', Linda Christanty on literary stars of Indonesia, Rossie Indira on Indonesian pop music, and Nazry Bahrawi on reformist debates in south-east Asia. About Critical Muslim: A quarterly publication of ideas and issues showcasing groundbreaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world. Each edition centers on a discrete theme, and contributions include reportage, academic analysis, cultural commentary, photography, poetry, and book reviews.

Getting Over Equality

A Critical Diagnosis of Religious Freedom in America

Author: Steven D. Smith

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814739946

Category: Law

Page: 225

View: 8146

Questions of religious freedom continue to excite passionate public debate. Proposals involving school prayer and the posting of the Ten Commandments in schools and courtrooms perennially spur controversy. But there is also a sense that the prevailing discourse is exhausted, that no one seems to know how to think about religious freedom in a way that moves beyond our stale, counterproductive thinking on this issue. In Getting over Equality, Steven D. Smith, one of the most important voices now writing about religious liberty, provocatively contends that we must get over our presumptionmistakenly believed to be rooted in the Constitutionthat all religions are equally true and virtuous and "authentically American." Smith puts forth an alternative view, that the courts should promote an ideal of tolerance rather than equality and neutrality. Examining such controversial examples as the animal sacrifice case, the peyote case, and the problem of aid to parochial schools, Smith delineates a way for us to tolerate and respect contrary creeds without sacrificing or diluting our own beliefsand without pretending to believe in a spurious "equality" among the variety of diverse faiths.

Getting the Buggers to Think

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826464682

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 1457

In this unique book, Sue Cowlely provides to tips for teaching thinking in her usual approachable, witty and practical style.

Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates

Author: Mike Wallace,Alison Wray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242063

Category: Reference

Page: 264

View: 5517

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today! 'Written in a clear and straightforward fashion that is guaranteed to make you think, as well as encouraging constructive and engaging modes of writing that will improve your connection to your audience.' - Professor Graham Crow, University of Southampton How do you respond to adverts? Do you believe what they say, or look for a hidden agenda? Reading critically, and writing using critical techniques, are crucial skills you need to apply to your academic work. It may seem difficult at first, but you may already be a more critical reader than you think! This guide helps you develop both the ability to critically ask questions, and a reflective and critical approach to your own research and writing. Broken down into three parts, it builds up your skills and confidence through focused activities that progressively develop your ability to critically read and write. New to this 2nd edition: A range of subject specific examples from areas including linguistics, education, business and management Commentaries on using e-resources and features of e-research New online resources including worksheet templates, chapter activities and free access to journal articles. Look at the RESOURCES TAB to view and download the additional materials. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Project 2010 For Dummies

Author: Nancy C. Muir

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470871970

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 7072

A friendly reference guide to Microsoft Project, the leading enterprise project management software As project management software, Microsoft Project allows you to oversee your business activities effectively. You can manage resources, share project info, perform modeling and scenario analysis, and standardize reporting processes. This easy-to-understand guide is completely updated to cover the latest changes and newest enhancements to Project 2010 and shows you how to get Project 2010 to work for you. After an introduction to basic project management concepts, you’ll discover the mechanics of using Project software to create and manage projects. Other topics covered include working with calendars, using and sharing resources, budgeting, formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, working with reports, and creating templates. Microsoft Project allows you to manage resources, share project information, perform scenario analysis, and standardize reporting processes Offers completely updated coverage of the new Project 2010, which is expected to implement the Office Ribbon Reviews formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, and working with reports Addresses using and sharing resources, creating templates, and managing projects Let the friendly For Dummies writing style guide you through maximizing the new features of Project 2010.

Engaging Troubling Students

A Constructivist Approach

Author: Scot Danforth,Terry Jo Smith

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483361144

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 9021

Filled with rich narrative and designed for educators working with troubling students each day, this insightful, practical guide leads you in developing helpful, trusting student-teacher relationships.

Everyday Antiracism

Getting Real About Race in School

Author: Mica Pollock

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585672

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 4003

Which acts by educators are “racist” and which are “antiracist”? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice. Contributors including Beverly Daniel Tatum, Sonia Nieto, and Pedro Noguera describe concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be “racial,” deal with racial inequality and “diversity,” and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the “n-word” to valuing students’ home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools. For educators and parents determined to move beyond frustrations about race, Everyday Antiracism is an essential tool.

A Scholar's Guide to Getting Published in English

Critical Choices and Practical Strategies

Author: Mary Jane Curry,Theresa Lillis

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 178309060X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

View: 9162

This guide aims to demystify the practices of scholarly journal publishing in English. The book focuses on practices, institutions and politics rather than language and writing. Drawing on 10 years of research into academic publishing and writing practices, it provides a guide for readers to relate to their own contexts and situations as they consider publishing.

Critical Communication Pedagogy

Author: Deanna L. Fassett,John T. Warren

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452279047

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 1798

In this autoethnographic work, authors Deanna L. Fassett and John T. Warren illustrate a synthesis of critical pedagogy and instructional communication, as both a field of study and a teaching philosophy. Critical Communication Pedagogy is a poetic work that charts paradigmatic tensions in instructional communication research, articulates commitments underpinning critical communication pedagogy, and invites readers into self-reflection on their experiences as researchers, students, and teachers.

Kaplan SAT Critical Reading Workbook

Author: Kaplan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1618655914

Category: Study Aids

Page: 360

View: 3956

Prep for the current SAT with confidence. This SAT prep was designed for the current SAT and is good until the College Board's last official SAT administration in January 2016. Kaplan's SAT Critical Reading Workbook is the complete test prep tool that contains tips, strategies, and practice for students who want to sharpen their critical reading skills for the SAT. No other products on the market can match the quality and experience behind Kaplan’s SAT guides. SAT Critical Reading Workbook includes in-depth coverage of all pertinent SAT critical reading information, as well as effective score-raising strategies for building speed and accuracy from critical reading experts. Not only does this tool contain everything a student needs to conquer the Critical Reading section of the exam, it also provides key information about the SAT in general, such as Kaplan’s methods for answering multiple-choice questions and more. Kaplan's SAT Critical Reading Workbook contains many essential and unique features to help improve test scores, including: * Two realistic critical reading tests with detailed answer explanations covering all parts of the SAT Critical Reading section * Hundreds of targeted practice questions with detailed answer explanations covering every category of the SAT Critical Reading section, including reading comprehension, sentence completion, and more * Effective score-raising methods and strategies for building speed and accuracy * Tips for tackling all Critical Reading question types from SAT experts Kaplan's SAT Critical Reading Workbook provides students with everything they need to improve their scores—guaranteed. Kaplan’s Higher Score guarantee provides security that no other test preparation guide on the market can match. Kaplan has helped more than three million students to prepare for standardized tests. We know that our test-taking techniques and strategies work and our materials are completely up-to-date. Kaplan's SAT Critical Reading Workbook is the must-have preparation tool for every student looking to score higher!

A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking

Deciding What to Do and Believe

Author: David A. Hunter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118583140

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

View: 2545

A thoroughly updated introduction to the concepts, methods, and standards of critical thinking, A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking: Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition is a unique presentation of the formal strategies used when thinking through reasons and arguments in many areas of expertise. Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking, the book offers a broad conception of critical thinking and explores the practical relevance to conducting research across fields such as, business, education, and the biological sciences. Applying rigor when necessary, the Second Edition maintains an informal approach to the fundamental core concepts of critical thinking. With practical strategies for defining, analyzing, and evaluating reasons and arguments, the book illustrates how the concept of an argument extends beyond philosophical roots into experimentation, testing, measurement, and policy development and assessment. Featuring plenty of updated exercises for a wide range of subject areas, A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition also includes: Numerous real-world examples from many fields of research, which reflect the applicability of critical thinking in everyday life New topical coverage, including the nature of reasons, assertion and supposing, narrow and broad definitions, circumstantial reasons, and reasoning about causal claims Selected answers to various exercises to provide readers with instantaneous feedback to support and extend the lessons A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition is an excellent textbook for courses on critical thinking and logic at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as an appropriate reference for anyone with a general interest in critical thinking skills.

Getting Personal

Feminist Occasions and Other Autobiographical Acts

Author: Nancy K. Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317960920

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 6104

First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children

10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Vivian Maria Vasquez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317907434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

View: 9891

In this innovative and engaging text, Vivian Maria Vasquez draws on her own classroom experience to demonstrate how issues raised from everyday conversations with pre-kindergarten children can be used to create an integrated critical literacy curriculum over the course of one school year. The strategies presented are solidly grounded in relevant theory and research. The author describes how she and her students negotiated a critical literacy curriculum; shows how they dealt with particular social and cultural issues and themes; and shares the insights she gained as she attempted to understand what it means to frame ones teaching from a critical literacy perspective. New in the 10th Anniversary Edition New section: "Getting Beyond Prescriptive Curricula, the Mandated Curriculum, and Core Standards" New feature: "Critical Reflections and Pedagogical Suggestions" at the end of the demonstration chaptesr New Appendices: "Resources for Negotiating Critical Literacies" and "Alternate Possibilities for Conducting an Audit Trail" Companion Website: narratives of ways in which the audit trail has been used as a tool for teaching and learning; resources on critical literacy including links to other websites and blogs; podcast focused on critical literacy and young children

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies

Author: Martin Cohen,Wiley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111892472X

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 6543

Use critical thinking in your assignments to achieve higher grades Have you ever received feedback suggesting you need to enhance your critical thinking skills? Then this book is for you! Developing strong critical thinking skills provides a solid foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies was written specifically with you—a student—in mind, offering an accessible and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you′ll get hands–on, accessible and active exercises that you can put to work today to improve your grades and stand head–and–shoulders above your peers. With this fun and friendly guide, you′ll get plain–English instruction on how to identify other people′s arguments and conclusions, evaluate evidence and interpret and produce your arguments more effectively. You′ll also find expert tips and guidance on reading between the lines to identify false assumptions, drawing conclusions about whether arguments are valid or justified, applying critical thinking to assignments and so much more. Provides exercises for developing your reflective thinking skills Offers expert guidance on improving your critical analysis Explains in an easy–to–follow manner how to construct effective arguments Demonstrates how developing strong critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student If you′re undertaking reviews, research projects and critical analysis, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies arms you with everything you need to apply well–seasoned critical thinking to your work in order to succeed.