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Education and EFL in Taiwan: Policy and Practice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,660. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / general, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
A focus on systemic problems & issues of EFL teaching/learning in Taiwan. Despite goal posts constantly shifting, nothing changes: rote learning, exams, hierarchic structures, culturally-based vis-a-vis earned respect, cheating/plagiarism, credentialism, profiteering, linguistic incompetence,& political infighting persist. Despite 9yrs of EFL many college graduates are not competent in English.
Bormla: A Struggling Community
Price: $49.00 USD. Words: 102,690. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by FARAXA Publishing (USA). Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban, Nonfiction » Social Science » Research
Bormla: A Struggling Community is a landmark, mixed methods study in which JosAnn Cutajar presents the current situation of the people of this impoverished, historical, European city in the Maltese Islands. Measures that can be taken by the community, the nation and politicians are also presented, to heal the social ills of this city.
The Limits of the Legal Process: A Study of Landlords, Law and Crime
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,220. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Housing & Urban Development, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
This pathbreaking study in the sociology of law has won multiple awards for its insight, clarity, and broad import in examining the UK Rent Acts and landlord behavior over a period of time in the '60s and '70s. Not just a revelation of the unintended consequence of well-meant reforms; though it shows the side-effects of a law to protect tenants, it also explores the bigger picture of law's limits.