Issues 1991-1994

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- 1991 -

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!

- 1992 -

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.

- 1993 -

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

- 1994 -

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
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