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Thompson, Nancy S. – English Journal, 1998
Explains the author's trip to a conference of English teachers in South Africa, focusing on how her time at the conference and during her travels afterward within South Africa (where teachers in local classrooms are struggling to help students communicate in a country that has 11 official languages) expanded her concept of literacy as a cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Mossman, Robert – English Journal, 1990
Argues that the polarized nature of the apartheid system requires that students must encounter and examine South African literature which represents viewpoints from different racial perspectives. Recommends several pairs of books which can be studied successfully in conjunction. (MG)
Descriptors: African Literature, Apartheid, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Plummer, Carolyn K. – English Journal, 1990
Argues that Nadine Gordimer's "July's People" challenges high school students to examine the not-so-hypothetical possibility of the overthrow of South Africa's political structure and the consequences for the novel's female protagonist. (RS)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Novels
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Cummings, Mark – English Journal, 1989
Describes how Athol Fugard's 1982 play "'Master Harold'...and the Boys" dramatizes the racial situation in South Africa by taking the concept of racism away from universal abstractions and making its causes and effects individual and concrete. Asserts that this play should be adopted in the high school curriculum. (MM)
Descriptors: Drama, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Gonzalez, Roseann Duenas; And Others – English Journal, 1988
Claims three of the arguments advocated by proponents of the English Language Amendment (ELA) are myths, including (1) linguistic diversity causes political conflict; (2) an official language determines national unity; and (3) bilingual education decelerates the entrance of non-English speakers into the American mainstream. Argues that the ELA is…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Discriminatory Legislation, Educational Policy