ERIC Number: ED333719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Cultural Studies and Foreign Language Teaching in Denmark. ROLIG-papir 41.
A description is provided of foreign language and related cultural education (English, French, and German) in Denmark since the 1950s. The first section gives an overview of the development of Danish society in general since the second world war, and more specifically, of developments in foreign language teaching. The second section briefly defines the humanistic and social aspects of culture in foreign language teaching. Research and debate in connection with cultural education is discussed in the third section, focusing on efforts before the 1970s, educational policy, educational strategies, and the different directions taken in the three languages concerned. The fourth section outlines the official guidelines for the languages, and the fifth presents analyses of the content and design of instructional materials used at the elementary and intermediate/advanced levels. Two subsequent sections look at recent educational and pedagogical reforms and the current teaching situation. Finally, the Danish situation is examined in relation to those of Britain, West Germany, and France. A bibliography of over 60 items, most in Danish, is included, and charts of the Danish educational system and a list of text titles are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, French, German, Higher Education, International Studies, Program Descriptions, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs
ROLIG, Roskilde Universitetscenter, hus 21.2, Postbox 260, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Roskilde Univ. Center (Denmark).
Note: Paper presented at the International Symposium on Cultural Studies and Intercultural Learning in Foreign Language Teaching (Durham, England, November 27-30, 1986).