ERIC Number: ED196278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Framework for Cross-Cultural Analysis of Teaching Methods.
Furey, Patricia R.
The intent of the framework presented here is to provide a scheme for thinking about cultural differences as they relate to what goes on in the English as a Second Language (ESL) class. The categories are: (1) cultural values; (2) views of teacher-role; (3) modes of learning; (4) teacher-student interaction patterns, and (5) norms of interaction (communicative competence rules). Each category compares the particular value or behavior in the general culture with the corresponding value in the classroom. The discussion of each category and sub-category explores differences in attitude between the foreign student and American students, or between other cultural backgrounds and the dominant American cultural pattern. The framework provides a guideline in the process of exploring cultural differences as they apply to teaching methods and classroom practices. (AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (San Francisco, CA, March 1980).