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The importance of teaching tolerance

Jenn, Participant

I teach contemporary global issues to freshmen. Throughout the course, we cover sensitive topics ranging from the Israeli/Palestinian conflict to nuclear proliferation. For many young students, they arrive with a pretty set idea of where they fall......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Diversity and Dialogue

Kelly Sherwin, Participant

Femke, your Yak post touched on so much of what I believe, wonder, and hope to unearth for my students. To echo your thoughts about the burden on us as educators to cultivate certain dispositions in our students, I am reminded of a NYT op-ed from......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Revise your expectations

Jeff Smith, Participant

When I was a kid, I remember accusing my neighbor of stealing my sled. I was so sure! Then when Spring came, and the snow melted away, there it was emerging from a drift, and I was ashamed. I had been wrong. When I read these articles about......Read More

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GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Teaching Diversity

Femke Côté, Participant

“Successfully functioning in a society with diverse values, traditions and lifestyles requires us to have a relationship to our own reactions rather than be captive of them. To resist our tendencies to make right or true, that which is nearly......Read More