TSR Newsletter

SRIS Newsletter Mission Statement

by User Not Found | 11/01/2011

The TSR Newsletter is the official newsletter of the TESOLers for Social Responsibility (TSR) Caucus. The purpose of the TSR Newsletter is three-fold: to inform, to inspire, and to invite. First, the newsletter informs TSR Caucus members about issues, developments, and activities that are related to the who, what, how, and why of incorporating a global issues focus in the work of TESOL and related professions. Second, the newsletter inspires current and prospective TSR Caucus members by providing stories of successes and struggles of TSR members as well as of students and colleagues. Third, the newsletter invites TSR Caucus members to share information, insights, and experiences related to TSR issues.

The primary audience of the TSR Newsletter is the members of the TSR Caucus. The caucus members are TESOL members from various geographic and institutional contexts. They are teachers, researchers, and administrators as well as graduate students at various stages of professional development. TSR members are actively engaged in integrating language teaching with social responsibility, world citizenship, and an awareness of global issues such as peace, human rights, and the environment. The caucus aims to promote social responsibility within the TESOL profession and to investigate content, methods, and materials that promote tolerance, international understanding, and action for a better world. The audience also includes potential members of the TSR Caucus who wish to gain insights into the TSR Caucus and its activities. Furthermore, the TSR Newsletter helps to keep TESOL staff and leadership informed about the caucus' activities.

The TSR Newsletter contributes significantly to TESOL by addressing issues that affect all TESOL members. Because TSR issues affect all members of TESOL directly or indirectly, the TSR Newsletter will continue to contribute to the overall mission of TESOL by

1. promoting a better understanding of the role of global issues as an aspect of the learning and teaching of English by speakers of other languages
2. prompting the discussion of TSR issues among all TESOL members
3. providing resources to TSR Caucus members as well as TESOL members in general