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ERIC Number: ED412751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
JALT96 Introduction.
The introductory section of the conference proceedings contains two essays. "Crossing Borders: Some Values To Declare" (Julian Edge) is a personal statement about cultural diversity, offering personal perspectives as a teacher of English as a Second Language and the perspectives of several colleagues of different cultural backgrounds and professional experience. It is suggested that at the heart of language teaching is a set of core values that honor diversity, inquiry, and cooperation. Contains 10 references. "Opening Borders with World Englishes: Theory in the Classroom" (Braj B. Kachru) offers arguments in favor of using world varieties of English as a resource for intercultural communication and for crossing cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and social barriers among populations. A number of areas in which a paradigm shift must occur to accomplish this are outlined. Contains a total of 60 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A