Opinion

Optimizing Existing Resources in Education to Find Stability in the Middle East: An Opinion

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
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By TAMARA ZÚÑIGA-BROWN —In the piece that follows, a version of which was published as a special report to the National Security Forum of Northern Nevada (NSF), I discuss the power of the ESL/ELC (English Language and Culture) profession to build international bridges of peace and cross-cultural understanding, this time on the ground in Iraq.
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The Future of Education in a Post-Truth, Pro-Trump America

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
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Editor’s Note: The views in this opinion piece reflect the concerns of the author, and they are not an official position of CATESOL. I welcome other opinion pieces on this issue or on other controversial issues of concern to readers of the News.—Karen Bleske By ANDY CURTIS —As CATESOL News readers know, the theme for
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Of Race and the Ownership of a Language

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
Ana Wu

By ANA WU —My relationship with culture, language, and race has become intriguing since I moved to the US more than 10 years ago. At the recent CATESOL Annual Conference during breakfast, I sat at a table with two other instructors. Previously, the common questions that I had been asked were, “I see you are
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Reallocation of Resources for Teaching English to
Syrian Refugees in North America: A Note of Caution

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
Hedieh Najafi

By HEDI NAJAFI —With the Syrian war in its fifth year, millions of Syrians have become displaced inside and outside Syria. Just in 2015, 1.2 million Syrians were pushed out of their homes (Rodgers, Gritten, Offer, & Asare, 2016). Out of the millions of displaced Syrians, thousands have found refuge in English-speaking countries. Already there
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