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December 19, 2005

The Ghost of Global Education

In his latest Indirectly Speaking column in the Daily Yomiuri, Mike Guest takes to task the whole concept of bringing global issues into the language classroom, all in a kind of Christmas Carol spoof. He is "visited" by the Ghost of Global Education, who demands to know why he has not join the movement which "has been spreading rapidly among English teachers in Japan." Guest voices his doubts about teachers impoing their world views on their students, but in the end concedes that classes can focus on global issues without resorting to indoctrination, and can be taught at all but the lowest levels.
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