Okayama JALT:

Bias and Balance in EFL Content on Controversial Issues

Date: Saturday, December 11th, 2004 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Trevor Sargent (Tottori University)

Description:
A disturbing trend toward promoting the teaching of biased views of controversial global issues in EFL classrooms, while inventing excuses for not offering of balanced approaches, has been gathering momentum under JALT auspices recently. This presentation looks at specific instances of this, points out the dangers for students and why this is forbidden by law in Britain, and offers solutions based on current academic practice and mainstream global education.

Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Okayama JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen; students 500 yen

Venue: Okayama Sankaku building near Omotecho in Okayama city

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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