FILLING THE EMPATHY DEFICIT
Mary Anne Mc Danel de García
This document is dedicated to the incredible teachers, counselors, teachers in formation, and students who shared their experience and their concerns and made this study possible. They are examples of teachers who have touched the lives of thousands of children, many of whom were suffering from adverse situations. The children and the parents who benefited from their heartfelt empathy and selfless attention will always be grateful. It is an honor to have worked with them.
DECONSTRUCTING AND CRITIQUING INTERCULTURALITY THROUGH FILM WITHIN A BILINGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IN BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
Cristine Khan and Carlo Granados-Beltrán
Popular culture stimulates the consumption of certain perspectives about global contexts. In many English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes, educators incorporate music, movies, or TV shows to provide students with material from Anglophone cultures that also emphasize certain cultural aspects; however, many times there is a lack of critical media literacy in using such materials, which reinforces stereotypes and essentializes ideas about certain cultures.