e-mail-pals in schools
18 Sep 1996 19:57:27 +1000
Mail*Link( Remote e-mail-pals in schools
I have noticed from time to time linkers from the education profession. This
message is directed to them with apologies to other linkers.
I am an ignoramous about education issues, so am looking for direction please.
I have been approached by a colleague in the US who is looking to interact with
one or more Australian teachers to establish e-mail-pal type relationships
between class(es). Age group = 9-10 and status sounds like deprived socioeconomically:
*The schools in Tennessee have been back in session for just about a
month. These students could be classified as "socially deprived".
They are from what we call the "inner city". That is the area where
many minorities live. The children primarily are from single-parent,
low-income families and find that school is their sanctuary. With our
Presidential elections upcoming in November, these students are
learning public speaking and studying current events, even writing
weekly letters to the President and Vice President. Our Vice
President, Al Gore, is a native of Tennessee. They call themselves
Priode's Politically Courageous (teacher: Karen Priode [pray-dee]).
These students are excited and eager to learn about the world and how
children their age live and think in other parts of the world.*
Any suggestions for re-direction or help gratefully received. Please respond
directly to me.