Oral Histories Projects for L2 Learners Brent A. Jones
Presented at Peace as a Global Language (PGL) 2014 Abstract - In this presentation, we introduce a series of semester-long Oral Histories projects which are part of a content-focused EFL program at a private university in western Japan. This talk includes brief overviews of (1) Oral Histories, (2) our course outline, (3) weekly lesson plans, and (4) sample student work. Participants will go away with a general understanding of the theory (including rationale) and practice of Oral Histories for language learning programs, as well as several resources for pursuing their own Oral Histories projects. Web Resources Densho - http://www.densho.org/ Oral History Association - http://www.oralhistory.org/ Oral History Society - http://www.oralhistory.org.uk/ In the First Person - http://www.inthefirstperson.com/firp/index.shtml Oral History Project - http://www.ohproject.com/ National Visionary Leadership Project - http://www.visionaryproject.org/videos/ Making Sense of Oral History - http://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/oral/online.html Qualitative Analysis - www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRL4PF2u9XA&app=desktop Step-by-Step Guide - http://dohistory.org/on_your_own/toolkit/oralHistory.html Publications Abrams, L. (2010). Oral history theory. London: Routledge. Mikuriya, T. (2007). . Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten. Ritchie, D. (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Oral History (Oxford University Press, 2011). Terkel, S. (1972). Working: People talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do. New Press: New York. Terkel, S. (1984). The good war: An oral history of World War II. New York: Pantheon.