ERIC Number: ED108454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Cultural Concepts in Spanish Classes.
Seelye, H. Ned, Ed.
Foreign language and bilingual-migrant supervisors in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in Illinois are seeking to broaden the goals of foreign language instruction by introducing cultural education along with language instruction. This publication consists of 17 articles on many aspects of the teaching of culture in foreign language classes, specifically Spanish classes. Information includes: (1) a one-act play-commentary on the lack of relevance in foreign language instruction; (2) a documented review of the state of culture in foreign language classes; (3) an attempt to implement a variety of cultural objectives; (4) a discussion of techniques for teaching cultural concepts; (5) recent sources of ideas concerning the aims of social studies instruction; (6) an example of how content sources might be organized around a pertinent topic; (7) a description of a bilingual/bicultural experiment; (8) an example of how a language class can develop sympathetic understanding of a peer culture; (9) an outline of aspects of Latin American culture which can be developed in brief daily lessons at the end of the Spanish class; and (10) an annotated bibliography of some 200 recent publications, which is intended as an aid to the teacher in selecting recent titles on Latin America. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Comics (Publications), Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Enrichment, Cultural Influences, Cultural Traits, Curriculum Guides, Educational Media, Language Enrichment, Language Instruction, Latin American Culture, Resource Materials, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Social Studies, Spanish, Spanish Culture, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Defense Education Act