ERIC Number: ED475523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Culture Learning in Language Education: A Review of the Literature.
Paige, R. Michael; Jorstad, Helen; Siaya, Laura; Klein, Francine; Colby, Jeanette
This study examined the theoretical and research literature pertaining to culture learning in language education programs, focusing on whether studies existed that could support or challenge current language education practices regarding the teaching of culture; provide guidance to language educators on effective culture teaching methods; suggest ways to conceptualize culture in the language education context; suggest ways to assess culture learning; and indicate which instructional methods are most effective for various types of culture learning objectives. The study examined a total of 158 application, 66 theory, and 65 research references. Philosophical and conceptual frames of references that informed the literature review and the overarching conceptual structure based on the multifaceted concept of context are discussed. Six major topics uncovered in the literature are presented. The topics highlight research and theory on the following: the setting, teacher variables, learner variables, instructional methods, curricular methods (e.g., textbooks), and measuring and assessing culture learning. (Contains 165 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Context Effect, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Textbooks
For full text: http://carla.acad.umn.edu/IS-litreview/litreview.html.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition.