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I have previously defined a global education approach to language teaching as one which aims at enabling students to effectively acquire and use a foreign language while at the same time empowering them with the knowledge, skills and commitment required by world citizens for the solution of global problems (Cates 1990). While many language instructors are interested in global education and in integrating social responsibility and a global perspective into their language classes, they Often express difficulty in teaching about world problems such as war and peace, human rights, world hunger or tropical rainforest destruction because these global issues seem remote from the reality of the classroom and the daily lives Of their students. This paper attempts to show that seemingly-distant world problems are inextricably bound up with the language learning/teaching process and explores the ways in which language teachers, students and classes are connected to such issues as war, poverty, prejudice, social injustice and environmental destruction. lt is hoped that this paper will promote greater awareness of our links to world problems and will stimulate discussion about how global education can contribute to greater social responsibility in language teaching
Publisher
鳥取大学教養部
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
ISSN
0287-4121
NCID
AN0017460X
Journal Title
鳥取大学教養部紀要
Current Journal Title
The journal of the Faculty of General Education
Volume
25
Start Page
209
End Page
224
Published Date
1991-11
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Rights
注があるものを除き、この著作物は日本国著作権法により保護されています。 / This work is protected under Japanese Copyright Law unless otherwise noted.
Citation
鳥取大学教養部紀要. 1991, 25, 209-224.
Department
Faculty of Regional Sciences/Graduate School of Regional Sciences
Language
English