Ethical Issues for Esl Faculty: Social Justice in Practice by Johnnie Johnson Hafernik

By Johnnie Johnson Hafernik

This publication explicitly addresses moral dilemmas and concerns that post-secondary ESL school regularly come upon and examines them within the framework of social justice matters. Ethics is outlined widely, to incorporate obligations and duties to scholars in and out the study room, in addition to colleagues, academic associations, the TESL occupation, and society as an entire. eventualities in each one bankruptcy offer lifelike and compelling occasions for mirrored image and dialogue. The authors then set out the problems raised, relate them to the study room surroundings, and provide possibilities to envision them in various contexts and to contemplate attainable ideas to the dilemmas. matters contain checking out, plagiarism, know-how, social and political matters affecting scholars and the study room, gift-giving, curriculum judgements, disruptive scholars, institutional constraints, educational freedom, gender, type, and gear. Busy lecture room teachers will locate this booklet obtainable, thought-provoking, and appropriate to their day-by-day paintings occasions. it's not meant as a theoretical therapy of ethics and social justice in ESL, nor does it suggest that ESL college train morals or ethics to scholars. quite, it really is designed as a concise, useful creation to moral perform for either new and skilled ESL school in post-secondary educating occasions within the usa, for others attracted to the ESL lecture room, and as a textual content for TESL periods and seminars. moral matters for ESL college: *maps new territory within the field--ethical matters in TESL, rather as encountered via post-secondary lecture room academics, usually are not usually mentioned in ESL courses; *makes the advanced problems with ethics within the context of social justice available to TESL practitioners; and *includes beneficial assets, resembling extra eventualities for dialogue, an in depth reference checklist, and chosen ethics-related websites.

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If other students are confused about a certain point that has been covered, then the instructor may decide to review it quickly for all the stu­ dents. The instructor should spend time outside of class explaining what the student has missed, but the amount of time depends on the specific sit­ uation. Also students need to understand that they are responsible for bringing their textbooks and supplies to class, for doing the homework, and for keeping up in class. Not bringing required work to class, such as a draft of an essay for inclass peer editing, affects other students directly and may disrupt an instructor's plans.

Around the middle of the term, Ms. Wollingsworth spoke to the director of the program, expressing her intent to tell Mr. Moldovski that he could not attend the class anymore and would have to move to another class. This would mean his changing his schedule as no lower classes were offered at the same time. Ms. Wollingsworth explained that he was not keeping up with the class, was at times disruptive, and, in her opinion, was lazy. She did not wish to have him in her class. Scenario Four Koichi Ono, an 18-year-old, was studying full time in an intensive English program at a public urban university while living on campus in the dormi­ tory.

Connor-Linton (1995) cautioned that holistic scoring of writing tests may discriminate against L2 writers. Both producers and institutional users of standardized tests should carefully con­ sider the implications of such tests, and testing policies, and look for ways to ameliorate any discrimination caused by such tests and their use. Yet another ethical issue related to the administration of standardized tests is that of offering test preparation courses. Readers will likely have seen newspaper articles describing the increasing number and popularity of such courses claiming to raise, for example, SAT scores; educators and the public have been debating the usefulness of these courses and the sociopolitical implications of giving tests that wealthier students can afford to prepare for and less wealthy students cannot.

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