MIDTESOL 2011 Presentations St. Louis University Adult Refugee and ImmigrantStudents Define Global Citizenship Using PowerPoint. Presenters:Angy Folkes (teacher) email@example.comAlemayehu Guye firstname.lastname@example.orgAsfaha Gebremichael email@example.comEphrem Ashagre firstname.lastname@example.orgVirginia Perez Pelayo laberinto1950@.comToshpulat Yuldashev email@example.com
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Student presenters are attending the International Institute ofMetropolitan St. Louis, a site for St. Louis Public Schools AdultEducation and Literacy.They have had either completed a basic computer class or demonstratedbasic computer skills prior to attending the 3 week PowerPoint class.
Creating a basic Power Point was a great way to strengthen what we hadlearned from our textbook and work book in the Basic computer class.(Welcome to Computers for ESL Students 2nd edition (Adendorff, Olivia and Wooden, Lois.2009. Labyrinth Publications) Welcome to Computers for ESL Students 2nd Edition: Workbook(Adendorff, Olivia and Wooden, Lois. 2009. Labyrinth Publications)1. We researched on the internet, and learned to move back and forth withone or more programs open.2. We learned quickly how to right and left click because we copiedGoogle images and pasted them onto our Power Point slides.3. We learned how to use a smart board and shared our presentations inour English classes.4. We learned how to email a Power Point when a USB drive didn’t workand we are learning about citing sources.5. We shared definitions of Global Citizenship.6. We are learning about communities (MIDTESOL) outside theclassroom.7. We discussed the good and the bad of our presentations.
A Quote by Paulo Freire"Liberating education consists of acts of cognition, not transferrals of information" Source: Pedagogy of the Oppressed
A Quote about our teacher“Angy’s awareness of the global connections in peoples’ livesinforms her approach to English language instruction. (Auerbach,2001: Cambell, 2001) Angy readily invites her students to bring theirpreoccupations and struggles into the classroom, a telltale sign ofteaching English from a critical language awareness perspective. Sheexplained, “I was raised to respect the value of … a bachelors degreebut I also learned to respect not having a degree. I … value what eachindividual brings into the classroom.” In this approach, attributed toBrazilian educator Paulo Friere, students name and share experiencesin order to analyze them, construct knowledge collaboratively, andjoin their voices in addressing them. This model of teaching Englishconnects the challenges that learners face in their local context with aglobal movement.”Source: Adult Education TeachersDesigning Critical Literacy PracticesBecky Rogers & MaryAnn Krammer, Taylor & Francis Group
How teachers can use PowerPoint in and out of the classroom:
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Their English and computer skills got better withthe practice from the trip and they havecontinued to use these skills 5 years later on thejob, at college, in the community and whilekeeping in touch with each other on Facebook.
“Action is embedded in the critical consciousnessraising of my students. Action is part of being a citizen.Be it learning to read a children’s book to their child, orattending MIDTESOL. Students are learning moreabout their social world and how to be agents in theirworld.”
“My country is the world and my religion is to do good.”• Global citizenship is a new word to me
• But I do have a little understanding of what it means. I think it means to bring a world into one village legitimately.
• This means you can solve problems easily. And you can eradicate the differences of creed; race and eliminate global warming. I am sure, you understand our world is the victim of greedy people, big corporations and others.
• Finally I would like to tell you what Thomas Paine said (British author ) he was a pamphleteer “My country is the world and my religion is to do good. ”• please we ought to fallow him.
• This is an Eritrean refugee camp in Ethiopia Shimelba. It wasThis is the tyrannous and established 2004 as a second camp. I was there for two yearsdictator. and referred to the capital Addis- Ababa for about 37 months .I want to introduce you the living situation . In the single hut, Esaiyas Afewerki there are 4 to 8 people. Each person is assisted by world food program (WFP) :15 kg of wheat ,1kg white bean ,1 tea cup salt , 3 laundry soaps and 0.9Lit of oil per month . As you see in the picture -- no electric supplies .The only one is for baking traditional food (injera) and soup. You have to go some where esle to fetch dry wood.
This is Eritrean refugee camp in Ethiopia shimelba
Please see this interview that you canunderstand a lot about the tyrant leaderat YoutubeTalk to Al Jazeera-president Isaias Afewerki
We hope for this universal concept to be workable.In the near future we hope to see global citizenship diversify!
II believe in the human mind being heard first in order to regroup the outstanding skills, using services that are natural, in their local domain. Highlight of experiences I had been participating in some rural development programs as a program officer/construction. This project was overseen by save the children/NGO-Norwegian missionary donors . I also had sometimes been residing in refugee camp/ UNHCR, but participated in similar field to implement basic civil and social infrastructureswhich includes incentives to local citizens who lived within the same boundary.
Society’s Participation In A Community Based Technology ProjectMatching inputs ~ giving individuals ideas so that they can fully participate in the community is key. This will enable them to create new skills for a better understanding of society. .In general, simplicity, moderate skills, obtained local materials, social relationship and reliable information is needed.
Always they are innocent and curious. They willbe real and perfect global citizens.
I am from Uzbekistan, which islocated south of Russian and north of Afghanistan
PeopleUzbekistan has vast natural resources, minerals, exports a gas, gold, uranium, cotton fiber and etc. at big volumes. It has had a vast irrigated lands and 300 sunny days in a year. The extent of unemployment is enormous. 6-7 million from 28 million people live abroad in search of work. Still the majority of population lives in poverty and misery, living on less than $1 per day to per person. Many scholars, students and workers are engaged to gathering cotton for 60-75 days every year in the rural farming communities.Uzbekistan is among the 10 most corrupt countries in the world. The officials, mostly senior, quickly become rich at the expense others by embezzlement, bribery, alien raids. They use foreign assets to this in the country.
On the13 of may 2005 in Andijana demonstration began against the Karimov regime.
President Karimov commanded to shoot at demonstrators.
Opportunity to defend human rights and freedom of citizens has been impossible, absolutely. Any protest of citizens is brutally suppressed without delay. Organizers of demonstrations and active participants have beenarrested, physical and mental torture and sentenced to lengthy prison terms forbeing not guilty of “terrorism, religious and political extremism in a constitutional basis, and drug trade”, etc.Uzbek people are highly intimidated by endless terror and torture, lawlessness of police and state security agencies, who with the connivance of the government do whatever they want to demonstrate their power over people.
• The tyrant dictator Islam Karimov has been the president of Uzbekistan for 21 years. He doesn’t like democracy and his people.• Karimov was caught stealing, but he is not afraid of punishment and takes all possible steps to stay President until his death.
What are Human Rights?• Human Rights are those liberties, faculties and institutions about basic goods that include all people because of their human condition to guarantee their dignity.• They are independent of particular factors, such as status, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.
Do I have a Human Rights?• Yes!, we have. They are inherent to the person, they are also irrevocable, intransmissible and irreducible.• They are the conditions that allowed create a integral relation between the people and society that allowed to them be a Juridical person, letting to made a identification with himself an with their congeneres.
They do not depend on the exclusively given rights of the Constitutionbecause they are independent of the law of everyone country.•
.Where do they come from?• Human Rights come from the Natural Rights, since ancient times we found some reference for example, we found some idea about them in the ancient Greek Literature.
Where do they comes from?The first intents to limit the exercise of the government power and create laws to protect the human rights were “nationals”:The Magna Charta of 1215The law of habeas Corpus of 1689The Bill of Rights of 1689.
The Declarations of Human Rights of the United Nations 1948Eleanor Roosevelt argument in the United Nations were to be effective internationally it should not concern itself with nations, but with the rights of mankind
Do you think that since that moment there haven’t been anymore violations to the Human Rights?
No, unfortunately no• There have been a lot of violations of Human Rights by all the world
In “News for You”, a weekly Publication from New Readers Press there was news: Eye for an eye Law.Is it possible to mutilate or torture to punish the aggressor? What is the opinion of Amnesty International?•
Amnesty International was founded in 1961• Is an independent worldwide human- rights organization it works to free people imprisoned for their beliefs, color, ethnic origin, sex, religion, or language, provided they have neither or nor advocated violence, also works for fair an speedy trials for political prisoners an for an end to torture and executions.
The first International Criminal Tribunal isestablished in the Hague to deal with war crimes in the former Yugoslavia in 1993
The World is Just There is some Justice inThere is no Justice in the world the world
The journey to the safest place: it takes a lot of process for the refugees
Refugees suffer a lot when they run away from their home due to political crisis, prosecutions, detention, torture.They spend their time in detention with out social justice for themselves or their home land. They go to a neighboring country to save their life and to feel safe. great opportunity to participate in this big events
In the country of refuge they face other difficult times because of lack of proper documents. I am one of the victims who has gone through a very difficult time as a refugee for over 15 years. The host country relocates all refugees to the remote areas where there is no proper educations, healthcare, and access tothe basic fundamental rights for man kind. That’s why most refugees who come to America do not understand English. It is hard for them to understand and communicate easily, find job to become independent and successful in a new country.
Many refugees across the globe are uprooted from their homecountry because of bad leadership and leaders who stay on power too long.
Dada refugee camp in Nairobi Kenya The horrible refugee life
Climate change affects each and every one all over the world, for this reasons the world leaders should come together with lasting solutions in order to save the planet.We better do the best we can as a citizen of all nations.
Climate change :Effects Global climate has already had observable effects on theenvironment .The potential future effects of global climatechange include more frequent wild fires, longer periods of drought in some regions and an increase in the number, duration and intensity of tropical storms
I hope the world leaders come together with the lasting solutions . We would like to thank my teacher Angy the International Institute,the St. Louis Literacy Roundtable and MIDTESOL for giving me this great opportunity to participate in this big event .
Do you agree….their teamwork,willingness to lead,eagerness to study,critique of the world,hope to better the world,and participation at MIDTESOL past and presentdemonstrates what global citizenship looks like?
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