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Issue #102 (April 2017)

Williams, David - The Asia Summer Program: An Asian Experience

Bajaj, Monisha - Five Steps for Starting a Human Rights Club

Sugihashi, Tomoko - Learning Through Volunteering: Translating for NGOs

This spring edition of our GILE Newsletter comes out as the Golden Week holidays in Japan are about to begin. This issue features: (1) a description by David Williams of how his university hosted a summer program for Asian students, (2) an article by Monisha Bajaj on how to set up a human rights club in your school, and (3) a report by Tomoko Sugihashi on a Volunteering in English course in which students translated letters between Japanese sponsors and foster children in developing countries. Our special theme for this issue is Teaching about Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player in the US Major Leagues whose achievement is marked each year on April 15th. This special section includes ideas, activities and resources on Robinson’s life and on the US civil rights movement. We finish with a report on last fall’s JALT 2016 conference in Nagoya as well as a round-up of all the latest global education news. 

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