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ERIC Number: EJ885204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0143-4632
The Conceptualisation of the Cultural Component of Language Teaching in Australian Language-in-Education Policy
Liddicoat, Anthony J.
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v25 n4 p297-317 2004
Culture is recognised as an important part of languages teaching in Australia and has been increasingly integrated into policy and curriculum documents and the general rhetoric of languages education. The result is that policies include statements about aspects of cultural competence. However, the nature and scope of the cultural component in languages education has not been clearly articulated in these documents and a variety of competing and conflicting approaches to cultural knowledge are to be found. In particular, there is a key conflict in policy and curriculum documents between the expressed outcomes for the teaching of cultural knowledge as a part of language education and the ways in which this knowledge is conceptualised in the same documents. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia