ERIC Number: ED112634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Approach to the Study of Culture in Overseas Programs. Studies in Language Education, Report No. 7.
Kalivoda, Theodore B.
This paper aims at increasing the cultural impact which overseas programs can have on their participants. Too often such programs rely on cultural learning through haphazard and chance experiences. In its stead, a carefully organized program of cultural knowledge and experiences is advanced. Centered around a thematic approach to analysis of the foreign life style, the program involves face-to-face interviews and field experiences which bring students into direct contact with the foreign people and their social organization. Field assignments are accompanied by written guidelines to aid in the culture quest. Discussion-type seminars help sharpen understanding of the subject matter, and special sessions for teachers to design cultural materials for classroom use back home provide appropriate pedogogical application. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Language Education.