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June 2008 - Issue No. #68

Our late spring newsletter for 2008 includes a rich variety of global education articles, announcements, resources and information. Our first article, by Charles Kowalski, describes a content-based “peace studies” course designed for EFL students in Japan. Next, Gail Okuma and Nina Handjeva-Weller introduce a teaching unit on the theme of “heroes” which aims to promote courage, action and social responsibility. Our third article, by Maggie Lieb, discusses Orientalism, Occidentalism and the dangers of stereotyping and over-generalizing in ELT textbooks. Also included in this issue is a tribute to Japan-based global educator Bill Balsamo, who recently passed away in Himeji, a special section on “teaching about whistleblowers” plus other global education news, events and information.

Contents #68

  • Abstracts of articles on global themes from language teaching journals

  • News from JALT and other language teaching organizations

  • Designing an EFL Peace Studies Course by Charles Kowalski

  • Finding the Hero in Ourselves by Gail Okuma & Nina Handjeva-Weller

  • Special Feature: Teaching about Whistleblowers

  • Teaching Gender Issues Today by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

  • EFL: Are We Uniting or Dividing People? by Maggie Lieb

  • Who’s Doing What? (with special In Memoriam tribute to Bill Balsamo)

  • News and information from the field of global education

  • Book Profiles: Two New Book Series on Global Issues


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