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July 2000 - Issue No. #39

Here's our summer 2000 newsletter, a bit late (July instead of June), but packed with news, information and teaching ideas. This issue features a global issues "discovery model" where students research world problems in their mother tongue, a new Asian cartoon hero "Meena" who promotes the rights of the girl child and a special section on teaching about the Olympics for the upcoming games (Sept. 15 - Oct. 1) in Australia. Also included is a report on the TESOL 2000 conference and a list of global issue reference books. If you can, please attend our September 24 Global Issues conference in Hokkaido (see pg. 5). Please note that Kip Cates will be in Europe July 20 - August 23, so will be out of contact for a month. Enjoy your summer and good luck with your fall teaching plans!

Contents #39

  • News from JALT and other language teaching organizations

  • Abstracts of global education articles from language teaching journals

  • Profile: TESOLers for Social Responsibility Caucus

  • Conference Report: TESOL 2000 (March 14 - 18 in Vancouver)

  • Oxfam Global Citizenship Conference Report by David Peaty

  • A Global Issues Discovery Model by Dan LaBranche

  • The Meena Communicative Initiative by Kirsten Schaetzel

  • Special Feature: Teaching About the Olympics

  • New language teaching textbooks dealing with global issue topics

  • Book Profiles: Reference Books for Global Issues

  • 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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