qThe present study combines the writing and teaching of an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) curriculum on the film, the Dead Poets' Society, with the author's reflecting on, questioning of, and learning about her own teaching over a five-year period. Because there is a teen suicide in the film, the author investigated the teaching of suicide in literature and suicide prevention as she taught the curriculum more in the past year than in the first several years. qRecognizing the importance of examining (and possibly readjusting!) our beliefs, attitudes, and dispositions as educators relates to the moral and ethical dimensions of our workq (Brock et al, 2006, p. 59). Over time, the author found it necessary to adjust her beliefs about the film, suicide, her students, and her self. Like the six in-service teachers in Brock and colleagues' study, the author was especially interested in exploring and reporting on qactual experiences that cause[d) [her] to reexamine [her] cultural frames ofreference...[and] to raise [her] cultural and linguistic awarenessq (p. 37) as she taught, revised, and re-taught the curriculum included in this thesisq--Document.aquot;The present study combines the writing and teaching of an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) curriculum on the film, the Dead Poetsa#39; Society, with the authora#39;s reflecting on, questioning of, and learning about her own teaching over a five ...
|Title||:||A Planned and Implemented ESL Curriculum on Dead Poet's Society|
|Author||:||Kristine Marie Moore|