ERIC Number: ED238292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Culture. Strategies for Intercultural Communication.
Seelye, H. Ned
Based on the assertion that language and culture study are best brought together when the teacher is effective in the affective as well as cognitive and skills domains, teaching strategies and activities are presented that combine specific teaching techniques and ideas with other human and cultural resources in and out of the classroom. Chapters discuss: when and in what language culture should be taught; what "culture" refers to and its connection with language; approaches to understanding how societies evolve different ways to satisfy their needs; seven goals of cultural instruction; performance objectives for each of the seven goals; developing effective learning activities for each of the performance objectives; two techniques to sensitize students to the miscommunication accompanying interaction with those of another culture (empathetic literature and minidramas); three techniques for teaching cultural concepts (culture assimilators, culture capsules, culture clusters); approaches to helping students ask significant questions; measuring shifts in attitude toward the target culture; stresses and challenges of biculturalism; and suggestions for implementing a curriculum fostering intercultural communication. An extensive bibliography is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavioral Objectives, Biculturalism, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Inquiry, Interpersonal Communication, Measurement Techniques, Second Language Instruction, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Testing
National Textbook Company, 4255 W. Touhy Ave., Lincolnwood, IL 60646-1975 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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