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IN THE FIELD

Harmoniser les pratiques d’évaluation

Martine Neyroud et Pascal Vinson font part de leurs réflexions et expériences sur les nouveaux modes d’évaluation induits par le CECRL et e brevet des collèges.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Foreign Language Instruction for Dyslexic Readers

Justine du Plessis-Nelson envisages ways to facilitate reading for dyslexic children.

EUROPEAN TOUR

Ireland’s Transition Year

In Ireland, 15-year-olds who have acquired their Junior Leaving Certificate can take a Transition Year to develop maturity and make informed decisions about their future studies. Find out more on the official transition year site.

INTERACTION

Continuez de chuchoter…

Claudine Martina n’interdit pasà ses élèves de chuchoter, au contraire ; l’école est aussi l’apprentissage de l’entraide et du travail en équipe.

STARTING OUT

An eTwinning exchange between La Courneuve and Malta

Two teachers share the eTwinning experience.

CULTURAL HORIZONS

For Fun & for Free: Volunteerism in America

Mary Ellen Gallagher describes the importance of volunteering… using the many volunteers in her own family as an example!

YESTERDAY

The Iconic British Bobby

Paul Giggins traces the evolution of British police over the last two centuries.

CAMEO

Waris Dirie: Beauty on a Battlefield

For the release of Desert Flower, the biopic about her life, Regan Kramer interveiwed Waris Dirie, the Somali top model whose life story reads like a fairy tale, and who has become a full time activist against female genital mutilation, which she underwent as a young girl.

PANORAMA

South Africa: A Window on the Rainbow Nation

Bernard Cros shows how South Africa has evolved since the historic day when Frederik de Klerk and Nelson Mandela were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

LITERARY HORIZONS

New Voices of South Africa

Mathilde Rogez looks at post-apartheid South African literature, and finds it reflects a country haunted by suffering, both past and present.

GOING PLACES

Cape Town Welcomes the World… Cup

bernard Cros explores the city’s rich history and exceptional scenery.

TO THE POINT

Liberty versus Security?

Vincent Michelot describes the multiple issues at stake in the debate over the closure of Guantanamo.

TOP OF THE CLASS

Films, books, art exhibits and more on the themes of the issue or simply of interest to ESL teachers. All of the books reviewed in this issue can be ordered (in English) from Amazon.fr. This issue, we review two books by Beverly Naidoo, Journey to Jo’burg and Making It Home, Real Life Stories from Children Forced to Flee, as well as two thrillers by Harlan Coben, Hold Tight and Long Lost, both of which are set in schools and involve bullying.
We also cover several films. There are two based on classic British literature: the latest Sherlock Holmes and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland — Burton is even being honored with a show at New York’s MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), which presents his work in a wide range of media, from polaroids to sculpture. If you can’t make it to New York before 26 April, you have two options: check the exhibit out on MoMA’s site… or go see « an exhibition of original production drawings created by the artists personally selected by Tim Burton to define the graphic and artistic universe of the film » at Galerie Arludik in Paris (12-14, rue St Louis-en-l’île/ Paris 4, March4th-April 17th)
There are also two current (or upcoming) films directly related to the contents of the issue: Invictus by Clint Eastwood, reconts the nation-building 1995 Rubgy World Cup in South Africa, just a few months before South Africa hosts the football World Cup, and Desert Flower, based on the biography of Waris Dirie, describes both her extraordinary life story and her fight against FGM (female genital mutilation).