Sept. 13-16, 2006, Antalya, Turkey



Autumn 2006

Achievement Profile: Sonia Nieto

Steve Wolf

Life After TESL

Beloved ESL Teacher Mourned in Wichita

New Institute Hopes to Influence Language Policy

44th Annual Kansas CEC Conference

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Autumn 2006

Achievement Profile: Sonia Nieto
...I decided to be a teacher when I was very young, perhaps feeling somewhere deep inside that teaching was one way to refute these images. I guess I thought even then that education and social justice were somehow intertwined....

My Wrestling Coach from Grade School
...As I left the mat after that grueling contest, I was surprised to see Mr. Steve Wolf, who had been my wrestling coach at Jefferson Grade School in Great Bend during fourth and fifth grade....

Krishna Chawla's Passion for Life and Learning
...Krishna Chawla was a long-time member of both the Kansas Adult Education Association (KAEA), and the Kansas Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (KATESOL/BE). From 1995 to 1997, Krishna Chawla served on the KATESOL Executive Board....

A Special Report from Barbara Matthies of Iowa State University (Retired)
...after a 30-year career in TESL, education is still a very important part of my life. The big difference now is that in retirement Iím more often a learner than a teacher....

An Interview with James Crawford
...The ESL MiniConference Online is pleased to provide to readers this exclusive interview with James Crawford, President of the recently incorporated nonprofit organization, the Institute for Language and Education Policy. Among the founding members of this institute are: Alfredo Artiles, Jim Cummins, Lily Wong Fillmore, Stephen Krashen, Mary Lou McCloskey, and Sonia Nieto. James Crawford is a former executive director of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) and former Washington editor of Education Week, in addition to his long career as an independent writer on language and education....

Preview of 2006 Kansas Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children
...Kansas CEC is the Kansas affiliate of the national CEC organization, www.cec.sped.org . CEC is the leading association for special educators, working to improve the educational success of children with disabilities and/or gifts and talents....