ERIC Number: ED221062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Communicating in a Cultural Context: The Global Perspective. Proceedings of the Summer Cross-Cultural Workshop for Foreign Language Teachers (Columbia, South Carolina, 1981).
These proceedings of a cross cultural workshop for foreign language teachers sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Education deal with various aspects of education for global awareness. The proceedings and workshop activities are presented in six sections: (1) 22 quotations illustrating why education for global awareness is necessary; (2) definitions of global education and various activities designed to elicit definitions and understandings of culture from the participants; (3) a discussion of and activities on goals of cultural instruction, both cognitive and attitudinal or affective; (4) 2 frameworks for ensuring that culture becomes a deliberate and viable element of the foreign language curriculum, based on cultural universals and text-adaptation; (5) suggested strategies to help students internalize specific cultural concepts; and (6) resources for teaching culture in general and for the French-speaking and the Spanish-speaking world. An appendix includes three letters written from Morocco, Tahiti, and Haiti by Americans. (AMH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of General Education.