Promoting Diversity and Inclusiveness in ELT

Education is the fundamental right of all human beings which can only be practiced in an accepting environment. In recent years, we have all become more aware of the need to recognize, listen to and respect all students, and many of us have taken steps to promote inclusive and respectful content, but may still be unsure when it comes to addressing and welcoming members of the LGBTQI community. Vital elements in achieving this include the correct and respectful use of terminology, awareness of the diversity in one’s environment and the integration of such content in ELT materials and teaching practice.

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Transcending Authors – Should We Still Be Reading ‘Harry Potter’?

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by Katherine Reilly

 

Imagine waking up on a beautiful sunny day, refreshed and eager to share your ideas with the whole world. With a glass of your favorite juice in one hand, and a notebook in the other, you make your way to your computer to catch up on all the news before starting work.

You scroll through the headlines, when suddenly, you find yourself drowning in your own beverage… How would one react, upon realization that one of the people you looked up to, who inspired and motivated you to become who you are today, turned out to be not only a fraud, but the literal embodiment of wickedness and hate?

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