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  • Author:
    Dorothy S. Messerschmitt,Johnnie Johnson Hafernik
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    0805840281
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    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers; 1 edition (June 3, 2002)
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    182 pages
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Home Browse Books Book details, Ethical Issues for ESL Faculty: Social Justice. This book explicitly addresses ethical dilemmas and issues that post-secondary ESL faculty commonly encounter and examines them in the framework of social justice concerns.

Home Browse Books Book details, Ethical Issues for ESL Faculty: Social Justice. Ethical Issues for ESL Faculty: Social Justice in Practice. By Johnnie Johnson Hafemik, Dorothy S. Messerschmitt, Stephanie Vandrick. Ethics is defined broadly, to include responsibilities and obligations to students inside and outside the classroom, as well to colleagues, educational institutions, the TESL profession, and society as a whole.

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Johnnie J. Hafernik, Dorothy S. Messerschmitt, and S. Vandrick. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2002. The ethical issue presented by each case is described, and general principles and pedagogical strategies that may be followed in responding to it are outlined. Export citation Request permission.

Ethical Issues for Esl Faculty: Social Justice in Practice. Johnnie Johnson Hafernik, Dorothy S. Category: Общественные науки прочие.

Johnnie Johnson Hafernik, Dorothy S. Scenarios in each chapter provide realistic and compelling situations for reflection and discussion. Messerschmitt & Stephanie Vandrick New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum . Fundamentally the authors of this book look at the issues of ethics, ethical practice and social justice.

Well-administered ESL programs look beyond just scholastic achievements to be effective. Other than the pedagogical development of students, teachers and administrators in an ESL setting should be aware of the ethical issues and social justice that may be one of the causes of perplexity between a student and a teacher or a teacher and a colleague.

Hafernik, Johnnie Johnson. Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-160) and indexes. Personal Name: Messerschmitt, Dorothy S. Publication, Distribution, et. Mahwah, . Lawrence Erlbaum, (c)2002. Personal Name: Vandrick, Stephanie. We ESL teachers are always trying to make our classes more interesting, more relevant and more characteristic of the actual English speaking world: our goal is to prepare our students to cope with.

This book explicitly addresses ethical dilemmas and issues that post-secondary ESL faculty commonly encounter and examines them in the framework of social justice concerns. Ethics is defined broadly, to include responsibilities and obligations to students inside and outside the classroom, as well to colleagues, educational institutions, the TESL profession, and society as a whole. Scenarios in each chapter provide realistic and compelling situations for reflection and discussion. The authors then set out the issues raised, relate them to the classroom environment, and offer opportunities to examine them in a variety of contexts and to consider possible solutions to the dilemmas. Issues include testing, plagiarism, technology, social and political issues affecting students and the classroom, gift-giving, curriculum decisions, disruptive students, institutional constraints, academic freedom, gender, class, and power. Busy classroom instructors will find this book accessible, thought-provoking, and relevant to their daily work situations. It is not intended as a theoretical treatment of ethics and social justice in ESL, nor does it propose that ESL faculty teach morals or ethics to students. Rather, it is designed as a concise, practical introduction to ethical practice for both new and experienced ESL faculty in post-secondary teaching situations in the United States, for others interested in the ESL classroom, and as a text for TESL classes and seminars. Ethical Issues for ESL Faculty: *maps new territory in the field--ethical issues in TESL, particularly as encountered by post-secondary classroom teachers, are not often discussed in ESL publications; *makes the complex issues of ethics in the context of social justice accessible to TESL practitioners; and *includes useful resources, such as additional scenarios for discussion, an extensive reference list, and selected ethics-related Web sites.

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ESL teacher preparation programs generally do a good job of covering methodology, second language acquisition, and language awareness, but for those coming into the profession, it can be a shock to be confronted - unprepared - by many of the situations described in this book. How do you deal with a disruptive or uncooperative student? How involved should you be in students' personal problems that surface inside or outside the classroom? How do you respond when you encounter overt racism, sexism or homophobia among your students? The authors discuss these and many other ethical situations that ESL teachers in adult or university programs are likely to encounter.

While there is a brief overview of what ethics is ("obedience to the unenforceable" is one definition), the bulk of the book describes scenarios and possible responses. This is a strength as well as a weakness: there is an abundance of practical advice rather than abstract theory, yet the format wears thin after several chapters, and though the discussion may be helpful for newcomers, for the most part there will be little here that experienced teachers have not encountered in their practice. An exception is the chapter on faculty research, the ethical problems of which don't seem to be widely known.

Because ESL teachers work with diverse populations of students who are not only learning English but also might be adapting to new cultural and societal expectations, dealing with personal problems, or experiencing independence for the first time, the work of ESL teacher is infused with ethical concerns. This book is a little dated in places (notably the chapter on technology), but would be a useful primer on a neglected area in ESL teaching.
spark
I stumbled upon this thin primer crammed with realistic case studies while collecting materials to lead teacher training workshops. Consider me impressed on multiple levels - even though I tend to view the authors as more ideological than practical.

Ethics, in fact, plays far less a role in actual decision making process in many private language schools than ideal. The authors, however, envision a different, better world where money and status issues play little role and the entire school is committed to spreading social justice. This paradigm works better in public schools and in the United States than in some other teaching environments.

Still, the authors manage to compile several fascinating case studies that English language trainers, ESL teachers, department heads, and language school administrators can use in workshops. The book can also be used to help a decision-maker understand and reflect upon classroom dilemmas. Finally, the title alone provides a gentle reminder that ethics should matter in ESL classrooms around the world.
Sarin
Excellent!
Great examples, Up to date, I think every teacher should read it!
Yayrel
Whether you're looking for 'basics' on questions of ethics in ESL classrooms or prompts to use in workshops in teaching ESL pedagogy, this book is excellent. Additionally, this book is appropriate for those new to ESL - as well as for those immersed in years of teaching ESL, where it is sometimes easy to forget that newcomers to ESL may have a less than foundational understanding of the appropriateness of working with students from various countries.

Each chapter's scenarios are easily 'tailored' to actual problems in day-to-day ESL classrooms, making this a book that works exceptionally well for training new teachers. Presented in such a way that allows members of a workshop (or individual readers) to broach tenuous subjects, it allows the reader and the workshop instructor to expand the author's ideas into more practical situations while maintaining an objective stance to avoid finger pointing.

I highly recommend this book.