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Schulz, Renate A.; LaLande, John, II; Dykstra-Pruim, Pennylyn; Zimmer-Loew, Helene; James, Charles J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2005
This paper reflects the work of the AATG Task Force on the Teaching of Culture, established in 2004. It seeks to define the issues and challenges related to the teaching and development of cultural competence in the German language classroom, including the lack of professional consensus regarding appropriate definitions of culture for classroom…
Descriptors: German, Cultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Student Evaluation
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Schulz, Renate A.; Haerle, Birgit M. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1995
Two studies examined the stereotypes held by University of Arizona students of German toward Germany and Germans, finding that the majority of students held positive, though simplistic, views of German society and culture. German language proficiency was also found to have an effect on the stereotypical imagery conveyed by the students. (32…
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Images, Ethnic Stereotypes
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Schulz, Renate A. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Provides an overview of a content-based postsecondary German language course that uses youth literature to teach about the Holocaust. Philosophical as well as pedagogical problems of dealing with the Holocaust in DaF instruction are included in the curriculum. Curricular considerations are presented that deal with course objectives, learning…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Course Objectives, European History, German