Nagasaki JALT:

Two Presentations: (1) Social Change in Textbook Contents; (2) Evaluating and Modifying Exercises

Date: Saturday, June 22nd, 2002 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Bill Pellowe, Kinki University

In the first half of today's event, Pellowe illustrates trends in textbooks' social content (such as racial and gender inclusion, deliberate thwarting of stereotypes, and the disappearance of religion and vices such as smoking and alcohol) through a case study of such changes in one textbook over three editions (1978, 1983, 1994). In the second half, Pellowe discusses textbook exercises within an historical and theoretical framework, focusing on textbook examples of (potentially misleading) exercises, and finishing with practical ideas for assessing and modifying textbook exercises.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Kotsu Sangyou Center, Nagasaki Bus Terminal Building, 4F, Volunteer Center

Location: Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan


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