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Title: 分析台灣國中英文教科書之文化內容研究
Analyzing Cultural Content in Junior-High-School English Textbooks in Taiwan
Authors: 許宸嘉
Hsu, Chen-Chia
Contributors: 許麗媛
Hsu, Li-Yuan
Hsu, Chen-Chia
Keywords: 文化
English textbooks
Date: 2018
Issue Date: 2018-07-03 17:36:38 (UTC+8)
Abstract:   本研究旨在分析及探討翰林版國中英語六冊教科書中文化內容的分佈情形,採取內容分析法進行資料分析,所使用的評量依據有二:趙子嘉(2011)的文化種類以及國民中小學九年一貫英語課程綱要。
The study aims to analyze and investigate the distributions of cultural load in the six volumes of Han-Lin English Textbooks for Junior-high-school Students. Content analysis was employed along with the two coding schemes: Chao’s (2011) Main Categories of Culture and English Curriculum Guidelines for junior-high-school students (2008).
The results indicate that, in the part of cultural categories, quite a lot of content is coded as Universality across Culture (UC), not specific to any cultures. Content of Source Culture (SC) is in proportion to that of Target Culture (TC). Least interest has been put on the presentation of International Culture (IC). Besides, most content related to Intercultural Interaction (ICI) is presented in the form of pictures. With regard to the Guidelines, a large proportion of practices engage learners in introducing their own culture and foreign cultures, followed by the activities which encourage learners to understand and respect different cultures and customs from the perspective of multi-culture. Issues concerning the application of basic international etiquette, however, receive little attention. Overall in the content related to the Guidelines, reading texts and listening scripts are underemphasized.
Finally, based on the findings, pedagogical implications for junior-high-school teachers and publishers are provided, and then suggestions for future research are also made.
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