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April 2000 - Issue No. #38

Our first newsletter of 2000 has come out in April instead of March as planned. Apologies from the editor. I hope it was worth the wait! This issue features a Japanese high school English course where students researched and wrote essays on global issues, an article about designing a classroom unit on the topic of "global superheroes", an innovative "graduation pledge for social responsibility" becoming popular in the United States and an article on teaching communicative peace through a "caring communication" college EFL curriculum. Also included are summer global education programs and a list of children's books for promoting global awareness among young learners. Please attend our May 20-21 Global Issues conference in Tokyo (see pg. 5). Best wishes for a great spring semester!

Contents #38

  • Abstracts of global education articles from language teaching journals

  • News from JALT and other language teaching organizations

  • Profile: TESOLers for Social Responsibility Caucus

  • Our Windows to the Globe by Masaharu Nagasaki & Carole Ray

  • Real Heroes to Global Heroes by R. Ballentine, A. Finlayson, S. Laivenieks

  • The Graduation Pledge of Social Responsibility by Neil Wollman

  • Words CAN Really Hurt You! by Donna McInnis

  • New language teaching textbooks dealing with global issue topics

  • Book Profiles: Children's Books for Global Awareness

  • Global education materials and global education resource organizations


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Kip A. Cates, Tottori University, Koyama, Tottori City, JAPAN 680-8551
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