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ERIC Number: ED039801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-27
Pages: 11
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Culture-Wide Values and Assumptions as Essential Pedagogical Content.
Nostrand, Howard Lee
The distinction between the value system and the unconsciously held assumptions of a culture is clarified in this paper. The underlying structure of the sociocultural whole of a particular society leads the author to explore culture's "ground of meaning" in terms of main themes. A tentative summary of the value system of French culture is proposed under 12 of these main themes which include: (1) individualism, (2) intellectualism, (3) art of living, (4) realism, (5) "le bon sens", (6) friendship, (7) love, (8) family, (9) religion, (10) justice, (11) liberty, and (12) country. A brief classification of the assumptions most characteristic of French culture is included. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (RL)
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Note: Paper given at 82nd Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association of America, Chicago, Illinois, December 27, 1967