ERIC Number: ED047579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives for Teachers of Latin American Culture.
Seelye, H. Ned, Ed.
Articles treating various aspects of the teaching of Hispanic culture at the secondary and junior high school levels are intended to improve methodology and facilitate the development of teacher-made instructional materials. An overview of the field relating problems and procedures in several areas is developed. Selections cover: (1) bilinguality, concept formation, and language development; (2) foreign language for preschool children; (3) a cultural framework for teaching Spanish to children; (4) direct classroom teaching of cultural concepts; (5) teaching culture through comic strip; (6) use of the folksong; (7) Latin America studies programs for Spanish-speaking Americans; (8) Spanish dialectology; (9) a North American view of a congress on adult education held in Caracas, Venezuela; (10) the "yanqui" image in Asturias'"banana trilogy"; (11) Argentina as a Latin enigma; (12) ways to develop more positive attitudes toward native speakers of Spanish; (13) psychological theory of language learning; (14) three "levels" of competence for Spanish classes; and (15) testing understanding of the foreign culture. (RL)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Community Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Enrichment, Dialects, English (Second Language), FLES, Instructional Materials, Instructional Program Divisions, Intercultural Programs, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels, Language Tests, Latin American Culture, Modern Languages, Second Language Programs, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.