It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Methods of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts
The Methodology Chapters from the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, Second Edition; Sponsored by International Reading Association & National Council of Teachers of English
This text makes available in a concise format the chapters comprising the
research methodology section of the "Handbook of Research on Teaching the
English Language Arts, Second Edition". An introduction, designed to give
K-12 teachers an understanding of the basic categories and functions of
research in teaching, is followed by chapters addressing teacher
professionalism and the rise of "multiple literacies"; empirical research;
longitudinal studies; case studies; ethnography; teacher research; teacher
inquiry into literacy, social justice, and power; synthesis research;
fictive representation; and contemporary methodological issues and future
direction in research on the teaching of English. "Methods of Research on
Teaching the English Language Arts" is well-suited for use in upper-level
undergraduate and graduate-level literacy research methods courses.