Teacher and Professional Development College and University Education Professional Development Workshop

Equity in JALT: Sharing Our Vision

Fri, Nov 12, 17:30-19:00 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 04

The ability to demonstrate one’s familiarity with diversity and equity practices (DEP) is a great asset on the job market. In this workshop, three members of the JALT DEP Committee will share their expertise in three areas of common concern among JALT members: hiring practices, harassment prevention, and accountability, both personal and organizational. After short presentations on these three areas to establish common ground, participants will be invited to join the group of their choice to discuss related issues. We will then regroup at the end, and each group will share the fruits of their discussion.

  • Gerry Yokota

    Gerry Yokota is Professor Emerita at Osaka University, where she continues to teach in the International College. She also teaches at Kansai University. In her research, she takes a cognitive linguistic approach to the representation of gender in intersections with other aspects of identity in traditional and popular culture, especially in intercultural communication. In her teaching, she focuses on issues of social justice and climate justice. gyokota@gmail.com

  • Gregory Paul Glasgow

    Dr Gregory Paul Glasgow is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Kanda University of International Studies. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the politics of English language education. Drawing on social theory and political economy, he is interested the interplay between structure, culture and teacher agency in ELT policy and pedagogy, with special consideration of issues of race, multiculturalism, and identity.

  • Jackson Koon Yat Lee

    Jackson Koon Yat Lee is a Hong Kong-born Canadian who has taught in Japan since 2012. He is a lecturer at Toyo University, and his research interests include presentation skills, intercultural communication, diversity in ELT, and the Japanese English education system. 📧 lee@toyo.jp