Re: [Czechlist] Re: CHAT: Spot the nationality, was Jak se ji v USA?
- On Monday, August 1, 2005, at 06:31 AM, kzgafas wrote:
> This also a nice example. I would say it is just an extreme case ofA big shot in Michigan's TESOL organization told me that part of the
> a very general concept sometimes referred to as "cultural
role of ESL teachers should be working as advocates for immigrants. I
told him that this leads to the immigrants being treated as mascots
more than as people, and that they are then used as poster children for
the teachers' pet political causes, which often don't benefit the
immigrants themselves and may harm them. The immigrants are their own
best advocates, and it doesn't even take very long before they have
their own lawyers in their midst. I can't see what an ESL teacher can
effectively do to be their advocate.
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