Analysis on Cultural Awareness of Senior English Compulsory Textbooks by the People’s Education Press
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- People’s Education Press; High school English textbooks; Cultural awareness
Culture is an important part of language learning and it has a great influence on students. “General High School English Curriculum Standard (2017 edition revised in 2020)” this book mentioned that cultural awareness had become one of the four key elements in English disciplinary core literacy, so the status of cultural awareness in the English discourse had been recognized. English textbooks are important resource in high school English teaching, which is the bridge to transmit the language knowledge and the main carrier to reflect cultural awareness. As the curriculum standard is adapted and affected, different editions of high school English textbooks had been applied across China, but the People’s Education Press high school English textbooks are still widely used in China, playing an important role in most area of China for student’s English learning. The authors selected the widely used teaching textbooks which is the compulsory high school English textbooks of the People’s Education Press. The purpose of the study is to analyze the contents of cultural awareness in the textbooks from the perspective of the transmission of cultural knowledge in the content of cultural awareness. The People’s Education Press of compulsory high school English textbooks focuses on the dissemination of the target language culture, for the output of the native culture is relatively lacking, and the understanding of contrast culture is even less. The study shows that the discourses of People’s Education Press of the compulsory high school English textbooks reflect the contents of the cultural awareness to meet the requirements of the English disciplinary literacy and cultural awareness goals of the English subject, but the compilers of the textbooks still need to improve and perfect the content of the native culture and strengthen the self-confidence in the native culture, so as to make students form a good character of the self-esteem, the self-confidence, and the self-reliance, and make them communicate and spread Chinese culture through their cross-cultural ability. Finally, there are some suggestions to the textbook editors and teachers.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiaodan Zhang AU - Yan Li PY - 2022 DA - 2022/03/30 TI - Analysis on Cultural Awareness of Senior English Compulsory Textbooks by the People’s Education Press BT - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 426 EP - 431 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220306.068 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220306.068 ID - Zhang2022 ER -