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JALT

GLOBAL ISSUES

IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION

SIG

WHAT IS GILE?

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. 

WHAT ARE GLOBAL ISSUES?

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, sustainable development, social responsibility, global citizenship, and international understanding.

WHAT IS GLOBAL 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 global citizens for the solution of world problems

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