ERIC Number: ED179098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Present Situation in the Teaching of American Culture in English Courses in Japan: Analysis of Junior and Senior High School English Textbooks in Japan.
Doshisha Studies in English, n21 p90-130 Mar 1979
This study was conducted to investigate what and how much is presented about American culture in English courses in Japan. A review of previous studies on the same subject indicates that only textbooks for conversation courses are likely to contain substantial cultural information. For the present study, ten series of senior high school English readers are analyzed with a revised version of Joiner's evaluation form. These books are found to be linguistically, rather than culturally, oriented. Little information on American culture is presented, and what there is is not always accurate. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Doshisha Univ., Kyoto (Japan).
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