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Curriculum vitae

Person Identification
  • born June 14, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Employment Position
  • zahraniční lektor, American and Cultural Studies
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 1968: BA in Social Science and Sociology; 1970: MA in American History;Missouri State Univ. 1974-75 St John's College; Classics
Employment Summary
  • 1995- Lektor, American and Cultural Studies, PdF, MU
  • 1994-97 English teacher, State Language School, Brno
  • 1992-94 English teacher, Gymnázium Rýmařov
  • 1991-92 Account Executive, Management Recruiters, Austin, Texas
  • 1985-91 Merchant Marine Master,High Island Off Shore,Sabine Pass,Texas
  • 1981-85 Merchant Marine Mate,High Island Off Shore,Sabine Pass,Texas
  • 1976-81 Self-employed rancher, Lineville, Iowa, USA
  • 1972-74/75-76 Cowhand, various ranches in Wyoming, USA
  • 1971-72 Seaman on shrimp trawlers, Palm Fisheries, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1970-71 History and Social Studies teacher, Crawford county school, Missouri, USA
Pedagogical Activities
  • Courses:
  • American History
  • Modern American Problems
  • Ethnic and Regional America
  • Encountering Cultures of English Speaking Lands
  • Culture, Society and Tolerance
  • Recent diploma work directed:
  • Conformity in the United States and the Influence of the Media
  • Individualism,Freedom and Self-reliance within the Context of Christianity in Postmodern America
  • Teaching Tolerance in the USA and the Czech Republic
Scientific and Research Activities
  • "Social Darwinism" A contribution to: Dějiny kultury a civilizace Západu v 19. století, Jiří Hanuš, ed.: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2002
  • "Teaching Culture with Humor" a contribution at 2005 ELT Signposts Conference Faculty of Education Masaryk University September 9-11, 2005
Extrauniversity Activities
  • Member of Česká a Slovenská Asociace Amerikanistů
  • Member of European Association of American Studies
  • Ongoing cooperation with Facing History and Ourselves Foundation which includes organizing and presenting workshops ranging from 3 hours to 3 days on the subject of teaching the principles of tolerance to students in secondary school classrooms. Currently a member of a committee working with AISIS and the education ministry to establish this as approved curriculum in Czech public schools
Selected Publications
  • GEORGE, Michael. Current Events in English Speaking Lands. In SCO 2011. 2011. ISBN 978-80-210-5528-5. info
  • Culture, Society and Tolerance. 2010. URL info
  • The American West. 2010. URL info
  • HANUŠOVÁ, Světlana, Martin ADAM, Pavla BUCHTOVÁ, Aaron Marc COLLIER, Rita Chalmers COLLINS, Olga DONTCHEVA-NAVRÁTILOVÁ, Michael GEORGE, Helena HAVLÍČKOVÁ, Irena HEADLANDOVÁ KALISCHOVÁ, Ivana HROZKOVÁ, Irena HŮLKOVÁ, Renata JANČAŘÍKOVÁ, Alena KAŠPÁRKOVÁ, Petr NAJVAR, Veronika NAJVAROVÁ, Lucie PODROUŽKOVÁ, Renata POVOLNÁ, Irena PŘIBYLOVÁ, Tamara VÁŇOVÁ, Radek VOGEL, Naděžda VOJTKOVÁ, Hana WAISSEROVÁ a Jana ZERZOVÁ. Research in English Language Teacher Education. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2009. 219 s. Spisy Pedagogické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity. ISBN 978-80-210-4967-3. info
  • GEORGE, Michael. Culture, Society and the Abstract Theory of Tolerance. In Research in English Language Teacher Education. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2009. s. 100-110. Spisy Pedagogické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity. ISBN 978-80-210-4967-3. info
  • (A)ký multikulturalizmus? In Týžden nových menšín-New Minorities Week. 2009. info
  • COLLINS, Rita Chalmers a Michael GEORGE. Civil Is As Berger Says. In Náboženství v globální občanské společnosti (eds. Jiří Hanuš, Jan Vybíral). 1. vyd. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2008. s. 80-87. Politika a náboženství. ISBN 978-80-7325-140-6. info
  • GEORGE, Michael. Encountering Cultures of English Speaking Lands. 2006. URL info
  • GEORGE, Michael. American History Seminar. 2006. URL info

2006/06/09

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