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September 2005 - Issue No. #58

Our 3 key themes this newsletter are "peace stories," "social activism" and "Hollywood celebrities." Our main features include an article on using peace stories in the classroom by peace educator Charles Kowalski and ideas from global educator Sophi Hronopoulos about designing EFL materials on social issues. Conference news includes a report on the recent Linguapax Asia 2005 symposium, an update on the PGL IV Peace as a Global Language conference in Kyoto (Nov. 11-13) and a preview of global issue sessions at the JALT 2005 conference in Shizuoka (Oct. 7-10). Finally, we include a special section on teaching about socially-conscious celebrities plus a profile of a new U.N. global issues video series hosted by movie stars such as Michael Douglas, Angelina Jolie, Richard Gere and Meg Ryan.

Contents #58

  • Announcement: Peace as a Global Language Conference (Nov. 2005)

  • Conference Report: Linguapax Asia 2005 (June 11 Tokyo, Japan)

  • Teaching With Peace Stories in the Classroom by Charles Kowalski

  • More Peace Stories and Resources

  • Conference Preview: Global Issues at JALT 2005 (Shizuoka)

  • Designing Materials on Social Activism by Sophi Hronopoulos

  • Special feature: Teaching about Socially Concerned Celebrities

  • Profile: New United Nations Video Series on Global Issues


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