The Global Issues in Language Education Special Interest Group celebrates the publication of the 100th edition of their quarterly newsletter.
The Global Issues in Language Education Special Interest Group (GILE SIG) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) aims to: (a) promote the integration of global issues, global awareness and social responsibility in language teaching, (b) foster networking and mutual support among language educators dealing with global issues, (c) promote awareness among language teachers of important developments in global education and the fields of environmental education, human rights education, peace education and development education.
Global education is an approach to language teaching which aims at enabling students to effectively acquire and use a foreign language while empowering them with the knowledge, skills and commitment required by world citizens for the solution of global problems. Global issues refer to world problems such as war, hunger, poverty, oppression, racism, sexism, environmental destruction and to concepts such as peace, justice, human rights, world development, social responsibility and international understanding.[icon type=”glyphicon glyphicon-download-alt” color=”#dd3333″] Download the 100th issue of the GILE SIG newsletter
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