lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Culture in Focus: A Critical Study of Culture in the English Syllabi and a Few Selected Textbooks
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper examines how aesthetic and anthropologic culture is represented in a few selected textbooks for English and to what degree these representations correspond to the aims of the English course syllabi. Regarding aesthetic culture, the emphasis in the syllabi is on the students using literature as means to an end, mainly to develop certain skills such as an understanding of the English language, or learning about anthropologic culture through aesthetic culture. The aesthetic values of literature as an art form are not promoted or encouraged at all. The selected textbooks correspond to the syllabi on this matter. Concerning anthropologic culture, the emphasis in the syllabi is on ‘difference’. Other cultures are presented as strange and distant from us, and this is something that also can be seen in the selected textbooks. Moreover, in one of the textbooks the students are addressed as future tourists, potentially causing them to view other cultures and places as sights to see and sites to visit, instead of as having intrinsic value.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , p. 34
Keywords [en]
aesthetic culture, anthropologic culture, textbooks, teaching, English, syllabus
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-1094OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-1094DiVA, id: diva2:204878
Uppsok
humaniora/teologi
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2007-02-16 Created: 2007-02-16 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(190 kB)526 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 190 kBChecksum MD5
7473c7ed602a62057f563d3ee5b713d9672a3e77cc75315fd553ab62c0564073b8ba01bc
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Humanities
Specific Languages

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 526 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 654 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf