Evaluation of Culture Representation in Vision English Textbook Series for Iranian Secondary Public Education

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Ph.D. candidate of TEFL, Ilam University, Ilam, Iran.

2 Professor of TEFL, Ilam University, Ilam, Iran.

3 Assistant professor of TEFL , Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran.

10.22034/elt.2020.11471

Abstract

This study evaluated the cultural content of Vision textbook series that are currently in use in Iranian public secondary school system. The aim was to find the most frequent cultural references as well as the most-frequently-represented cultural senses. For this purpose, frequency counts were used to collect the data and the culture categorization framework (Adaskou et. al., 1990) and cultural reference framework (Cortazzi & Jin, 1999), modified by Tajeddin and Teimournezhad (2014), were used to analyze the data. Results of the frequency counts indicated that the Vision ELT textbooks contained the most cultural content associated with Persian as the source culture. Similarly, the focus was primarily on the esthetic sense of culture, followed respectively by semantic, sociological and sociolinguistic (pragmatic) senses. The study ends up with implications for EFL stake-holders in Iranian context as well as the ELT enterprise in general. 
 

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Article Title [فارسی]

ارزیابی نمود فرهنگی در سری کتابهای انگلیسی مصور برای آموزش عمومی متوسطه ایران

Authors [فارسی]

  • مجتبی قیطاسی 1
  • محمد علی‌اکبری 2
  • نورالدین یوسفی 3
1 دانشجوی دکتری زبان انگلیسی، دانشگاه ایلام.
2 استاد ، دانشگاه ایلام
3 استادیار زبان انگلیسی، دانشگاه رازی کرمانشاه، ایران.
Abstract [فارسی]

هدف از این مطالعه بررسی محتوای درسی کتابهای زبان انگلیسی ویژن بود که در حال حاضر در نظام آموزشی دورۀ متوسطۀ دوم ایران تدریس می شوند. برای این هدف فراوانی تکرار محتوا محاسبه گردید و همچنین دو چارچوب نظری ارجاع به فرهنگ کورتازی و جین، (1999) و دسته بندی ابعاد فرهنگی ادسکو و همکاران (1990) برای تجزیه و تحلیل داده ها به کار برده شدند. نتایج نشان داد که در کتابهای درسی ویژن بیشتر به فرهنگ ایرانی ارجاع داده شده است. همچنین از بین ابعاد مختلف فرهنگ، بعد زیبایی شناختی بیشترین فراوانی را داشت. این مطالعه حاوی دستاورد و پیام برای کلیۀ مسئولین آموشی و جامعۀ زبان انگلیسی ایران است.

Keywords [فارسی]

  • آموزش زبان انگلیسی
  • کتابهای درسی بومی
  • محتوای فرهنگی
  • محیط ایران
  • کتابهای درسی ویژن
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