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A Journey into Critical Thinking: Exploring Social IssuesEdited by Debra Welkley
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A Journey into Critical Thinking: Exploring Social Issues

Exploring Social Issues (First Edition)
Edited by Debra Welkley

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60927-980-6, 346 pages


A Journey into Critical Thinking: Exploring Social Issues is the culmination of ideas and information gathered from various writers, including the editor of the book, about the process of critical thinking. The book is a stepping-stone on the path to expanded critical thinking ability, and ensures that the reader is familiar with the basic skills needed to identify and evaluate an argument.

A Journey into Critical Thinking is organized into four parts:
  • The Characteristics of Critical Thinking
  • Identification
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Articles for Consideration

This essential text is an invaluable tool for students who are reflecting on what they read, see, and hear as they form their opinions and positions on important social issues.

Debra L. Welkley has taught sociology courses for over 19 years in four-year colleges and universities as well as community colleges. She also has more than 20 years of experience working in various social services venues. Her goal in the classroom is to engage the student in the process of learning. During the past decade she has taught critical thinking by incorporating the sociological perspective and using social issues as discussion points for students to practice their critical thinking skills.