GLOBAL EDUCATION IN SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING

  • George M. Jacobs Language Specialist at the SEAMEO Regional Langguage Centre in Singapore
  • Kip Cates Professor of English at Tottori University in Tottori City
Keywords: Global education, environmental education, second language teaching methodology, cooperative learning, theme-based instruction, content-based instruction, language across the curriculum, learner-centered instruction, student-generated materials, peace education.

Abstract

This article paints an optimistic picture of the role we second language teachers can play not only in improving our students' language proficiency but also in infusing global education into our classes as we join with our students to address global concerns, such as peace, prosperity, environmental protection, and human rights. The article is divided into four parts. The first part describes global education and identifies organizations of second language educators participating in global education. The second part of the article focuses on two key areas of global education: peace education and environmental education. Next, we address questions that second language teachers frequently ask about including global education in their teaching. Lastly, we supply lists of print and electronic resources on peace education and environmental education.

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Published
2004-06-01
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