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Issue #5 (May 1991)

This spring 1992 newsletter has been slightly delayed due to my attendance at a language education conference in Vietnam and the birth of our first child (a baby boy named "Ken"). Thanks to all the contributors, this issue is full of information. Keep sending in news!


Issue #8 (May 1992)

With the school year off to a good start in the April cherry blossom season and both teachers and students in Japan rested up over the May Golden Week holidays, now is a good time to return refreshed to the classroom with ideas and activities for promoting international understanding, global perspectives and a commitment to work to solve world problems.


Issue #12 (Sept. 1993)

September heralds the start of the fall semester and new courses to teach. For foreign language instructors involved in global education, such courses present an opportunity to help their students improve their language proficiency while giving them the chance to learn about the world and contribute to solving its problems. This issue of the Global Issues Newsletter, packed with conference reports, teaching ideas and book reviews, has been put together to help with this task. Happy reading and good luck with your fall teaching!

  • Articles on global education themes from language teaching journals
  • Preview: global education presentations at JALT'93 Conference (Omiya, Japan)
  • Proposed charter: Suggested Environmental Actions for Language Teachers
  • Conference Report: 1993 TESOL Conference (Atlanta, USA)
  • Conflict Resolution and TESOL Day at the Carter Presidential Center
  • Teaching Peace Education by Robert Sears
  • Organization Profile: Women in TEFL
  • Earth-Friendly English Lessons
  • International Education by Lorraine Miller-Nara
  • Book Reviews: The Green Classroom and Managing Planet Earth
  • New language teaching textbooks dealing with global issues
  • Global education materials available from the Global Issues Network


Issue #13 (December 1993)

For language teachers involved in global education, 1993 has been a busy year of "teaching for a better world". A look at any newspaper shows that our global village is challenged by problems of war, poverty, discrimination, AIDS and environmental destruction. Yet, around the globe, more and more language teachers are working to empower their students with the knowledge, skills and commitment needed by world citizens to solve these problems. The Israeli-Palestinian and UK-IRA peace initiatives show that progress is possible - all that's required is hard work, dedication and a vision of how things might be. This winter, I'll be in California for a family Xmas then off to Bangkok to speak about global education at Thai TESOL. To all of you, best wishes for a good holiday and a great 1994!!

  • Global education news from language teaching organizations
  • Articles on global education themes from language teaching journals
  • 1993 global issue presentations at regional JALT chapters
  • Cross Cultural Understanding and Peace by Scott Berlin (Korea TESOL)
  • Global education presentations at JALT'93 (Part I)
  • Change That Attitude by Jim Jarvis
  • "Global Issues in English Textbooks Around the World" series: Vietnam
  • Some Uneasy Questions About Global Issues by Rudolf Reinelt
  • Global education and language teaching at LIOJ
  • Who's Doing What? - Members' networking section
  • People's History - An ESL/History Bridge Class by Elaine Brooks & Len Fox
  • Book Review: Internationalizing Your School by Greg O'Dowd
  •  1994 global calendars and almanacs
  • New language teaching textbooks dealing with global issues
  • Global education materials available from the Global Issues Network


Issue #14 (March 1994)

This newsletter issue, our first of the year, is packed with information and resources on global education. Key topics are the teaching of women's issues and teaching about the environment - themes in line with International Women's Day (March 8) and Earth Day (April 22). We hope this issue helps you add a global perspective to your language teaching for 1994!

  • Global education news from language teaching organizations
  • Articles on global education themes from language teaching journals
  • Global issue presentations from the JALT '93 conference (Part II)
  • Teaching about Women's Issues
  • English Conversation Class Helps World Development by Alexandra Schwab
  • Global Issues as Project Work by Margaret Oertig
  • Putting On a Hunger Banquet by Jamie Haglund
  • Communication in English Class by Yumiko Kiguchi
  • Special Reports: Peace Education and African Development
  • Resource & Information Sharing Section
  • Integrating Environmental Awareness in ESL by Heidi Gambee & Jeffrey Klausman
  • Environmental Friendly Classroom by Sandy Buffet
  •  Directories of Global Issue Groups in Japan
  • Book Corner: New books on global education & language teaching
  • New language teaching textbooks dealing with global issues
  • Global education materials available from the Global Issues Network


Issue #15 (June 1994)

This issue features a wide variety of news and information on global themes: articles on peace education through poetry and global issues through radio, conference reports from the US and Thailand, contributions from teachers in Poland and Korea and a report on global issue organizations worldwide. Please let us know of any global ed-related summer plans you have. Otherwise, we hope this issue encourages you with your teaching and look forward to receiving your comments, news or articles for printing in a future newsletter.

  • Global education news from language teaching organizations
  • Articles on global education themes from language teaching journals
  • Conference Report: TESOL'94 (March 8-12 in Baltimore, USA)
  • Conference Report: Thai TESOL'94 (January 13-15 in Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Revised guidelines: Environmentally-friendly Actions to Encourage
  • Global Issues and Poetry in the Language Class by Nick Owen
  • Keeping Current on Global Issues by Charles McHugh
  • Language Teaching and Global Education in Poland by Danuta Wisniewska
  • A Japan-Northern Ireland EFL E-Mail Exchange by Akio Kido
  • Special Reports: Global Issues at the YMCA & Collective Consciousness in Korea
  • Teacher Role Play to Attack Prejudice by Mario Rinvolucri
  • Who's Doing What
  • Vietnam: Breaking the Poverty Cycle by Tim Newfields
  • Directories of Global Issue Groups Worldwide
  •  New language teaching textbooks dealing with global issues
  • Global education materials available from the Global Issues Network


Issue #16 (Sept. 1994)

It's been a long hot summer in Japan! We hope you all had a productive holiday. This issue features an exciting variety of news and information on global education: articles on teaching global issues in England and on designing an environmental high school text in Mexico, conference reports and a preview of JALT'94 plus teaching ideas and resources for two key dates this fall: World Food Day (Oct. 16) and United Nations Day (Oct. 24). We wish you good luck with your global education language teaching this fall and look forward to receiving your comments, news or articles for printing in a future newsletter.

  • Global education news from language teaching organizations
  • Articles on global education themes from language teaching journals
  • Articles on global education themes from language teaching journals
  • Conference Preview: JALT'94 (Oct. 7-10 in Matsuyama, Japan)
  • Conference Reports: WEF / LIOJ / JET Renewers' Conference
  • Teaching About the United Nations
  •  Teaching About World Hunger
  • Create a World by Kim Scranton
  • Producing an Ecology-Based Textbook by A. Lopez et al
  • A Practical Response to Global Issues by Julie Whitington
  • Information Sharing Section / Who's Doing What?
  • International Understanding and the JET Program(me) by Donn Durante
  • New language teaching textbooks dealing with global issues
  • Global education materials available from the Global Issues Network


Issue #17 (December 1994)

This is our last newsletter for the year. In this issue, we've included a review of JALT global education chapter presentations in 1994, fall conference reports from Japan and Korea, articles on junk mail and intercultural understanding plus teaching ideas and resources related to two key dates this month: International AIDS Day (Dec. 1) and International Human Rights Day (Dec. 10). With this issue, we'd also like to wish you all a pleasant winter holiday and a Happy New Year and hope that the ideas and resources in this newsletter issue inspire you to move into 1995 with a renewed commitment to global education language teaching.

  • Articles on global education themes from language teaching journals
  • Summary of 1994 JALT Chapter presentations on global issue themes
  • JALT'94 Conference Report (Part 1)
  • International Conference Report: Korea TESOL
  • Teaching About Human Rights
  • Human Rights and Language Teaching by Paul Hitchfield
  • Teaching Amnesty in English by Jessica Newby-Kawata
  • Teaching about AIDS
  • Resisting the Exotic: Comparative Culture from all Sides by Joshua Dale
  • How to Stop Unwanted Direct Mail by Atsuko Ushimaru
  •  Global calendar for 1995: key international days, years and decades
  • New language teaching textbooks dealing with global issues
  •  Global education materials available from the Global Issues Network


Issue #18 (March 1995)

This newsletter issue, our first for 1995, features announcements of global education summer programs, articles on overseas penpals and cultural diversity, news of the Kobe earthquake plus a special section on environmental education for Earth Day (April 23). We wish our readers all the best in their global education endeavors for the coming year!


Issue #19 (June 1995)

This issue features articles on sex education and the environmental awareness of language teachers, reports on TESOL'95 and a New York global education conference plus a special section on peace education with an article on peace organizations and a lesson on nuclear weapons. This issue also announces the formation of a Global Issues SIG in the IATEFL organization and an appeal to set up a TESOL Peace Education Caucus. JALT SIG members should fill out and mail the enclosed postcard to help us make a Global Issues SIG Directory.


Issue #20 (Sept. 1995)

Our fall issue features articles on cultural awareness and 'subversive' language teaching, reports on the TESOL Peace Education Institute and other conferences, greetings from the new IATEFL Global Issues SIG, classroom reports from Kenya and Romania, and a preview of global education presentations at the November JALT'95 conference in Nagoya. Important summer events to appear in our next newsletter include reports on the June LINGUAPAX conference in Australia and the July International Educators for Peace conference in Vermont.


Issue #21 (December 1995)

Our final issue for 1995 features articles on team-teaching in Asia and a "partnership stories" project, news of global education graduate programs and a global ed summer school in England, reports on AIDS education and a "women in language education" network, a Korean high school lesson on tolerance and prejudice, conference reports on LINGUAPAX in Australia and JALT'95 in Nagoya plus global awareness workshops, peace action projects, global issue holiday reading and global education calendars to brighten up your classroom. We hope you like our new look on "white yamayuri" recycled paper. Thanks to everyone for all your support last year and good luck for a productive year of global education in 1996!


Issue #22 (March 1996)

Our first issue of 1996 features articles on overcoming cultural stereotypes, teaching about the Holocaust and studying the Beijing Women's Conference, news of Israeli-Palestinian EFL cooperation and a summer volunteer program in Thailand, reports on philosophy in the classroom and global issues through writing, conference reports on Korea TESOL and JALT'95, plus environmental guidelines, global education magazines and a report on women in language education. Kip Cates will be in the US from March 14-31 and in the UK from April 6-14, so please bear with his lack of response during these times. Best wishes for spring!


Issue #23 (June 1996)

Our summer issue of 1996 features articles on teaching global issues to children in Japan, environmental awareness in Brazil, computer software in the global issues classroom, teaching about the Olympics and about the Middle East, reports on "One World Week" in Portugal and peace education in Tokyo, conference reports on TESOL'96 in Chicago and IATEFL'96 in England plus global issue summer reading, a preview of JALT'96 in Hiroshima and a report on women in language education. Best wishes to all our readers for a good summer break!


Issue #24 (Sept. 1996)

Our fall issue of 1996 features articles on non-violence by Rajmohan Gandhi, debating social issues in China, a global issues textbook lesson from Brazil, global issues on the Internet, a report on a peace education conference in Tokyo, news from IATEFL's Global Issues SIG in England, a profile of key global education handbooks, information on UNESCO Linguapax, a book review on world literature and a preview of this year's exciting JALT'96 conference in Hiroshima, city of peace - please plan to come and attend!


Issue #25 (December 1996)

Our final issue of 1996 features articles on the environment and language teaching, a world survey of teenagers' interests and global concerns, reports on an Australian peace education conference and on a SE Asian international schools conference, a profile of key books on teaching peace and tolerance, a report on UNESCO Linguapax at JALT'96 complete with Felix Marti's keynote speech and a touching Christmas story from Germany about prejudice and global interdependence. Best wishes to all for a better world in 1997!


Issue #26 (March 1997)

Our first issue of 1997 features common questions teachers ask about global issues, environmental classroom activities, English teaching in the Philippines and peace education in Europe. Other topics include sexual harassment in schools, the Seville Statement on Violence, and Linguapax books on international understanding. Our annual subscription fee for JALT members will rise to 1500 yen on April 1 - still a bargain for four 24-page newsletters a year! Thanks for your support. We look forward to bringing you more global education news over the coming year. Good luck with your spring teaching!


Issue #27 (June 1997)

Our summer newsletter issue features articles on peace education at high school in Tokyo, a multicultural summer camp in West Virginia, a university EFL unit designed to promote respect for indigenous people and the environment, and a class activity on global awareness through world stamps. Other topics include global issues on the Internet, the latest global education teacher resource books from the UK, conference reports on TESOL'97 in Florida and IATEFL'97 in England, and a unique "peace month" held in Albuquerque, New Mexico which featured a complete program of daily peace education events. Best wishes to all our readers for a great summer!


Issue #28 (Sept. 1997)

Our fall 1997 newsletter features articles on environmental education and American studies, teaching peace in the foreign language classroom, global awareness activities for junior high school, an EFL lesson on Mother Teresa from India, a peace education reading text by Mark Twain, conference reports from Japan and abroad, details of Tim Grant's Green Teacher Asia workshops, book reports, a Nobel Peace Prize appeal plus a preview of the many exciting global issue presentations planned for the upcoming JALT'97 conference in Hamamatsu. Please plan to come and attend!


Issue #29 (December 1997)

Two key events this December were the Kyoto environmental summit and the global landmine ban signed in Ottawa. To mark these, our last newsletter of 1997 features articles on environmental education, teaching activities from Green Teacher magazine and a classroom simulation on landmines. Also included are articles on using the Internet to promote global awareness, learning about far-away countries, using cultural objects to teach about Africa, a conference report from Korea TESOL, global education books for your holiday reading, a summary of our Global Issues SIG's 1997 activities, global issue presentations given at JALT regional chapters and a list of global calendars for 1998. Best wishes to everyone for a Happy New Year!


Issue #30 (March 1998)

Our first newsletter of 1998 focusses on multimedia and experiential education. Featured articles deal with promoting handicap and landmine awareness through simulations, the teaching of English through global issue movies, bringing the world into the classroom through oral interviews, and a global education English program at a Tokyo girls' high school. Also included are articles on the International Declaration of Linguistic Rights, a student environmental awareness survey from Green Teacher magazine, a "global issues and peace education" summer academy in Lebanon, and a profile of key books on women's issues. We look forward to bringing you more global education news over the coming year. Good luck with your spring global issues language teaching!


Issue #31 (June 1998)

Our 1998 summer newsletter features articles on environmental activities for creating a "green classroom", ideas for teaching about refugees through a simulation board game, and a survey of World Wide Web sites that can bring the world into your classroom. Also included are articles on a student field trip to a peace museum, a non-violent vocabulary game to play instead of "Hangman", a conference report on global issues at TESOL'98 in Seattle, news of global education summer programs in Japan and abroad plus a review of key reference books for promoting global awareness. Enjoy the summer holiday and good luck with your planning for an exciting fall semester of global issues language teaching!


Issue #32 (Sept. 1998)

This newsletter features articles on ethical investment, peace education through children's literature, dealing with minority issues in the classroom, teaching about bias towards out-groups, and a "Mini-Earth" EFL course about world countries and cultures. Also included are a global issues textbook review, a conference report on global education sessions at 

IATEFL

'98 in England, reference books for promoting global awareness plus a preview of the many exciting global issue presentations planned for the upcoming JALT'98 conference in Omiya. Please plan to come and attend this exciting conference!

Abstracts of global education articles from language teaching journals


Issue #33 (December 1998)

This issue, our last newsletter of 1998, features articles about taking students on environmental field trips, teaching about the world's indigenous peoples, education in Bangladesh and an essay on the challenge of teaching the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in English-as-a-foreign-language classes. Also included are a classic global education reading passage on experiencing poverty, fall conference reports from KoTESOL (Korea) and ETA-ROC

 (Taiwan), human rights education books for your holiday reading, a summary of our Global Issues SIG's 1998 activities, and a list of global calendars for 1999.


Issue #34 (March 1999)

This issue, our first newsletter of 1999, features a survey on the world knowledge of Japanese EFL students, a description of an English language curriculum on gender issues, and an account of a class charity appeal for the victims of Hurricane Mitch. Other articles include a conference report on language teaching and peace education, an essay on teaching content-based social studies, a global issues brainstorming activity as well as resource books for teaching about Japan and World War II


Issue #35 (June 1999)

This summer issue features a description of peace education language activities on the theme of Okinawa, a report on a volunteer EFL program for orphans developed in Korea, ideas on using global issue pop songs in the foreign language classroom, and a report on an international peace congress held in the Hague. Other articles include conference reports on TESOL99 (New York) and RELC99 (Singapore), a summer homework project which has students interview senior citizens about environmental changes in their local communities, and a list of resource books to help you teach about the millennium. We hope you enjoy this newsletter issue and wish you good luck with your summer projects.


Issue #36 (Sept. 1999)

Our fall newsletter features articles on topics ranging from world citizenship and gender stereotyping to teaching for charity and discrimination against non-native speaker teachers. Conference reports include IATEFL'99 (Edinburgh) and Language World (York, UK) as well as AILA'99 (Tokyo) and LIOJ (Odawara). Please remember that this is an active newsletter, not a passive one. Contact addresses, e-mail and websites are included for authors of articles, conference presenters, global issue groups and global education organizations. Don't be shy! If you read about an interesting topic, project, person or resource, make contact and start building your own global network. Good luck with your fall global issues teaching and please try to attend our JALT'99 conference!


Issue #37 (December 1999)

Our last newsletter of 1999 features articles on global issue songs, global education in Cuba and guidelines for teaching about world citizenship as well as a global survey of internationally-minded schools and an analysis of images of Africa held by Japanese students and EFL texts. Conference reports include JALT'99 (Maebashi, Japan) and this fall's Pan-Asian PAC2 Conference (Seoul, Korea). This issue also includes a list of global education books for your holiday reading, a report on the 1999 activities of our JALT Global Issues SIG and a list of global calendars for the year 2000. Best wishes to all for a Happy New Year and a dynamic start your global teaching in the new millennium!


Issue #38 (April 2000)

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!

  • 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


Issue #39 (July 2000)

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!

  •  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


Issue #40 (Sept. 2000)

Tottori recently had a major earthquake, but luckily there was no damage here at my university. Thanks to all those who got in touch to see if I was still alive! Our fall 2000 newsletter features a college ESL course designed around the study of Anne Frank, an article from Korea on foreign language teachers and interracial marriage, and a section on critical thinking about which country really "won" the recent Olympic Games in Sydney. Also included is a report on this summer's FIPLV 2000 conference in Paris, global issue sessions at LIOJ's Summer Workshop, a list of global education reference books and a preview of global issue presentations at the upcoming JALT 2000 international conference in Shizuoka Nov. 3-5 - please come and attend! Good luck with your fall teaching!

  • News from JALT and other language teaching organizations
  • Abstracts of global education articles from language teaching journals
  • Conference Report: FIPLV 2000 (July 22 - 26 in Paris, France)
  • Inter-Racial Marriage in Korea by Patrick Guilfoyle
  • Preview: Global Issues at JALT 2000 (Nov. 3-5 in Shizuoka, Japan)
  • Teaching Anne Frank in the ESL Classroom by Carl Rosser
  • Special Feature: The Olympic Games - Who Won?
  • News and Information / Who's Doing What?
  • New language teaching textbooks dealing with global issue topics
  • Book Profiles: Reference Books for Global Teachers
  • Global education materials and global education resource organizations


Issue #41 (January 2001)

Due to time pressures, other commitments and a large winter workload, our December newsletter has become a January newsletter issued in February. Apologies from the editor for the delay! Instead of being our last newsletter of the year 2000 as planned, this is now our first newsletter of the year 2001. To kick off the 21st century, this issue features a special section on teaching about world religions, an article on nuclear weapons and how language teachers can work for a nuclear-free world, and a report of a Japanese teacher's trip to bring school supplies to a school in Cambodia. Also included are a report on JALT's Global Issues Special Interest Group (GILE SIG), overviews of JALT global issues mini-conferences held in 2000, and a list of global calendars for the year 2001. Best wishes for a great spring semester and a dynamic start to your global teaching in the new millennium!


Issue #42 (April 2001)

Here, finally, is our spring newsletter! The focus this issue is on human rights and human rights education. This features a "human rights squares" classroom activity, a report on teaching about human rights in Greece and a simplified version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for your students. Also included are a report on the TESOL 2001 conference in St. Louis, USA, a development education simulation on world trade, announcements of summer global education teacher training courses, and a list of global issue reference books. For our paying newsletter subscribers, we've included with this issue a copy of the "2001 United Nations Peace Calendar". Other readers who'd like a copy of this are welcome to order one (see ordering information on page 23).


Issue #43 (July 2001)

Here, finally, is our summer newsletter! The focus this issue is on human rights and human rights education. This features a "human rights squares" classroom activity, a report on teaching about human rights in Greece and a simplified version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for your students. Also included are a report on the TESOL 2001 conference in St. Louis, USA, a development education simulation on world trade, announcements of summer global education teacher training courses, and a list of global issue reference books. For our paying newsletter subscribers, we've included with this issue a copy of the "2001 United Nations Peace Calendar". Other readers who'd like a copy of this are welcome to order one (see ordering information on page 23).

  • Abstracts of global education articles from language teaching journals
  • News from JALT and other language teaching organizations
  • Conference Report: IATEFL 2001 (Mar. 27 - 3 in Brighton, UK)
  • Teachers Against Prejudice by Elise Klein
  • Special Feature: "Human Rights Squares" Classroom Activity
  • Human Rights and TEFL by Marina Mattheoudakis
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (a simplified version)
  • News and Information / Who's Doing What?
  • New language teaching textbooks dealing with global issue topics
  • Book Profiles: Reference Books for Global Teachers
  • Global education materials and global education resource organizations


Issue #44 (October 2001)

All of us were shocked by the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US. Both my sisters had close calls. One works in Manhattan and, by chance, was away from her World Trade Center office when the planes crashed. The other took one of the flights hijacked by the terrorists (American Airlines, Boston to LA) but, by chance, took it the night before. Now language teachers and students round the world are viewing with alarm the current anthrax scare and the "war" on the Taliban. This fall newsletter includes articles by language teachers about September 11th and the bombing of Afghanistan, a list of resources for teaching about terrorism and a preview of global issue presentations at the JALT-PAC3 conference. Also included are a Vietnam charity trip, a Lebanese peace education institute, educating for citizenship, books on youth activism and a list of global calendars for 2002.

  • Abstracts of global education articles from language teaching journals
  • Conference Report: IIPE 2001 (Aug. 6-13 in Lebanon) by Fran Turner
  • A Heart-Centered Journey to Vietnam by Junaline Banez
  • The Third Way (War in Afghanistan) by John Small
  • Teaching About Terrorism: Some Useful Resources
  • Conference Preview: Global Issues at PAC3-JALT 2001 (Nov. 23-25)
  • Making a Difference - The September 11 Terrorist Attacks by Ben Ward
  • NCSS Position Statement: Creating Effective Citizens
  • Global calendars and datebooks for the year 2002
  • Book Profiles: Youth, Volunteering and Community Activism


Issue #45 (February 2002)

This winter newsletter, originally planned for December, is finally coming out in early spring. Apologies for the delay! This issue features articles on linguistic diversity, on teaching about world religions and on teaching for charity. Also included are a report on the 2001 Asian Youth Forum (AYF), which brought together students from 11 Asian countries, and comments from language teachers on September 11. This issue also contains an appeal to language teachers to see the 2002 World Cup soccer championships as a unique opportunity - a "teachable moment" - for promoting international understanding by (1) teaching students about Korea (and Japan) and (2) raising students' global awareness by teaching about the cultures, countries and peoples of the world soccer teams taking part.

  • Abstracts of global education articles from language teaching journals
  • News from JALT and other language teaching organizations
  • Promoting Linguistic Diversity for Peace by Denis Cunningham (FIPLV)
  • Comments and Quotes on September 11, 2001
  • Report: Second Asian Youth Forum at PAC3 Conference, Japan
  • Teaching for Charity: Global Education in Action by Junaline Banez
  • A Rationale for Teaching Religion in English Class by Carolyn Obara
  • Teaching for International Understanding (Korea-Japan World Cup)
  • News and Information / Who's Doing What?
  • New language teaching textbooks dealing with global issue topics
  • Book Profiles: Reference Books for Global Teachers


Issue #46 (May 2002)

Our spring newsletter is late coming out, but is full of exciting ideas, resources and information on global education and language teaching. This issue features an article on teaching population issues using the Internet as well as language activities built around a classic peace education cartoon. Our featured topic is !global education and the World Cup.! This includes a FIFA-UNICEF children's campaign, global issue quotes from soccer players and celebrities, the global education philosophy of Japan soccer coach Philippe Troussier plus World Cup teaching ideas to raise your students' global awareness. Also included are a report on the TESOL 2002 conference in Salt Lake City, books for teaching about global organizations and a list of global issue summer programs and events.

  • Population Studies on the Web
  • Global issue and global education summer programs
  • Abstracts of global education articles from language teaching journals
  • News from JALT and other language teaching organizations
  • Feature: Internet Websites on Global Issues and Language Teaching
  • Conference Report: TESOL 2002 (April 8 - 13 in Salt Lake City, USA)
  • Population Studies on the Web by Katharine Isbell
  • The Two Donkeys A Peace Education Cartoon
  • Global Issues, Global Education and the World Cup
  • News and Information / Who's Doing What?
  • New language teaching textbooks dealing with global issue topics
  • Book Profiles: Resource Books on International Organizations (NGOs)


Issue #47 (August 2002)

This summer newsletter goes to press on the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks in the US, a perfect chance for us to think carefully about our duty as global educators to teach for peace and justice. Our featured topic this issue is "teaching against prejudice" with a story about human rights from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and tips on teaching about discrimination in English discussion classes in Japan. Our main article is on NILE (Newspapers In Language Education) on how studying current events through newspapers can promote student reading skills and global awareness. Also included are a class activity about charity Internet websites, a report on the IATEFL 2002 conference in England and a list of reference books on global themes.

  • Abstracts of global education articles from language teaching journals
  • News from JALT and other language teaching organizations
  • Conference Report: IATEFL 2002 (York, UK) by Esther Lucas
  • Click and Give! A Charity Website Class Activity by Chris Summerville
  • Sun Children, Winter Children (a story on prejudice) by Anne Frank House
  • Newspapers in Language Education (NILE) by Takashi Yoshida
  • Tips on Teaching about Discrimination in Japan by Dave Aldwinckle
  • Who's Doing What? / If the World Were a Village of 100 People
  • News and Information
  • Language teaching textbooks dealing with global issues
  • Book Profiles: Global Education Reference Books


Issue #48 (Nov. 2002)

This late fall newsletter goes to press as the 2002 Nobel Prizes are being awarded. While the media in Japan have spotlighted the two Japanese prize winners (in Chemistry and Physics), not much coverage has been given to the far more important prize for peace. Here, then, we've included a special section on the Nobel Peace Prize with teaching ideas, classroom activities, educational resources and a complete list of winners. Our featured article this issue deals with international volunteer work by Japanese students in Asia. Make sure to read the powerful essay by an English major in Kyoto on her work with Habitat for Humanity. Also included are a report on the JALT 2002 conference, a Christmas story about prejudice and a list of global calendars for the year 2003.

  • Abstracts of global education articles from language teaching journals
  • News from JALT and other language teaching organizations
  • Conference Report: JALT 2002 (Shizuoka, Japan)
  • The Third Asian Youth Forum (AYF) at the PAC4 Conference, Taiwan
  • Special Feature: Teaching about the Nobel Peace Prize
  • The Exodus of the Foreigners: A Christmas Story
  • EFL and International Community Work by Craig Smith
  • Closing the Gap between Despair and Hope by Kanae Tsutsumi
  • Language teaching textbooks dealing with global themes
  • Book Profiles: Books about the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Global calendars and datebooks for the year 2003


Issue #49 (February 2003)

Our spring newsletter comes out as the world hovers on the brink of a US-led war on Iraq. This main theme of this issue is "war and peace" with articles on a US-Iraqi pen-pal exchange, on teaching English and human rights to the military in Africa and a reprint of Mark Twain's classic "War Prayer." We also feature articles on charity English classes, volunteerism in EFL, a report on the 2002 PGL "language and peace" conference in Tokyo plus peace quotes, websites, books and education statements linked to the US-Iraqi crisis.

  • Abstracts of global education articles from language teaching journals
  • News from JALT and other language teaching organizations
  • Conference Report: Peace as a Global Language (Sept. 28 - 29, 2002 Tokyo)
  • Statements on the US - Iraq Crisis by Education Organizations
  • Serving the World as an English Teacher by Adam Beck
  • Volunteerism: Education Beyond the Classroom by Karen Mattison Yabuno
  • Teaching English and Human Rights to the Military by Jessica Newby
  • Graduation Pledge of Social Responsibility
  • US and Iraqi Students Exchange Letters of Peace by Leah Wells
  • Peace Education Classics: The War Prayer by Mark Twain
  • Internet Comments and Resources on the US-Iraq Crisis
  • Language teaching textbooks dealing with global issue topics
  • Book Profiles: Key Reference Books on War and Peace


Issue #50 (Summer 2003)

This summer 2003 newsletter marks the 50th issue of the Global Issues in Language Education Newsletter. By chance, it also marks the 50th birthday of its editor! Our first newsletter, Issue #1, was printed way back in 1990 when the concepts of global education and teaching global issues were quite new in the language teaching profession. Now, with more than a decade of work behind us, an increasing number of language teachers around the world are involved in helping their students become both fluent language learners and active global citizens. As JALT Global Issues SIG Chair and GILE Newsletter editor, I'm proud of the work our group has done and of the contribution this newsletter has made. With this 50th anniversary issue, I'd like to thank all those who have supported the GILE Newsletter over the past 13 years and look forward to working with you all on the next 50 issues as we and our students continue to work towards a world free of war, poverty, prejudice and pollution, and a world of tolerance, peace and international understanding

  • News from JALT and other language teaching organizations
  • Conference Report: TESOL 2003 (March 24 - 29 in Baltimore, USA)
  •  Conference Announcement: Peace as a Global Language (PGL II ^ Sept. 2003)
  • The Peace Project: Overcoming Intolerance by Stephaney Jones-Vo
  • Global Unity through Proverbs, Metaphors and Storytelling by Vivian Chu
  • Who's Doing What? / News and Information
  • Language teaching textbooks dealing with global issue topics
  • Book Profiles: Key Resource Books on Global Topics