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.
Foreign Language Instruction for Dyslexic Readers
Justine du Plessis-Nelson envisages ways to facilitate reading for dyslexic children.
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.
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.
An eTwinning exchange between La Courneuve and Malta
Two teachers share the eTwinning experience.
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!
The Iconic British Bobby
Paul Giggins traces the evolution of British police over the last two centuries.
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.
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.
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.
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).