ERIC Number: ED157407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Culture: Strategies and Techniques. Language in Education: Theory and Practice, No. 11.
Lafayette, Robert C.
The cultural options available to teachers, strategies and techniques dealing with the inclusion of culture in the course, and severe pedagogical and culture-specific sources are discussed here. As a guide toward better understanding and evaluation of cultural options and strategies, twelve student-oriented cultural goals are listed. In order to give some direction toward implementation of these gaols, five basic techniques are described: the culture capsule, the audio-motor unit, the culture assimilator, the cultural minidrama and learning activity packages. In the context of a discussion of the degree to which cultural materials should be integrated with language materials, four approaches are described: designation of specific culture days; the "core plus open time" approach, based on a curriculum model proposed by Lafayette; integrating language into a culture-based course; and integrating culture into a language-based course. Suggestions for implementing the fourth approach are classified and discussed according to traditional course content and skill areas. Finally, an annotated resource list of pedagogical references and textbooks containing cultural components is provided. (AMH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Educational Objectives, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Modern Language Curriculum, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Simulation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Unit Plan, Units of Study
Publications Department, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1611 N. Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($2.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.