ERIC Number: ED035335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Teaching for Cross-Cultural Understanding. Foreign Language Curriculum Series, Publication No. 414.
Ladu, Tora Tuve; And Others
A systematic cross-cultural study of French and Hispanic cultures is made in three major areas in this guide designed to help integrate sociocultural subject matter into the foreign language instructional program. Human nature, social relations, man and nature, time, and space--as universal problems of cultural orientation--serve as the foundation for the author's structuring of the inventory of the sociocultural systems. First, "historical" culture is presented including value systems, underlying assumptions of fact, art forms, language, and paralanguage and kinesics. The unit on social structure involves the family, leisure-time activities, and a wide variety of material relating to everyday living. Finally, the section on ecology ranges from the physical and social environments to technology. An annotated bibliography of books, periodicals, pamphlets, and reports is provided. (RL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Art Expression, Cross Cultural Studies, Culture, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Educational Objectives, Environment, Family (Sociological Unit), French, Language Instruction, Latin American Culture, Resource Materials, Second Language Learning, Secondary Schools, Social Systems, Sociocultural Patterns, Spanish Culture, Student Motivation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.