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Karen Hamlin: Evolution of a Teacher

Date: June 24, 2010

Summary: Karen Hamlin, co-director of the Oregon Writing Project at Willamette, has initiated a program for Willamette teachers that allows them to visit the Galapagos Islands to teach English and ecology and study Spanish.

 

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Teachers get a first-hand sense of how it feels to learn a second language while immersed in a foreign culture...They tell us that the experience not only helps them understand the needs of their immigrant students, but gives them skills in how to teach Oregon students who are learning English as their second language."

Copyright © 2006 by Williamette University. Reprinted with permission.
Williamette University. 2006. "Karen Hamlin: Evolution of a Teacher" Williamette Faculty: People of Passion and Purpose, June 15.  Available at http://www.willamette.edu

About the Author Karen Hamlin, co-director of the Oregon Writing Project at Willamette, is a professor in the School of Education at Willamette University.

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