외국어교육 제28권 제3호 (p.153-178)

2015 개정 교육과정 영어 교과서의 다문화적 요소 분석: 초등 5, 6학년 교과서를 중심으로

An analysis of mulitcultural aspects found in English textbooks in Korea: Focusing on 5th and 6th elementary school textbooks
키워드 :
multicultural education/textbook analysis/elementary school English textbook,다문화 교육/교과서 분석/초등학교 영어 교과서

목차

I. 서론
II. 이론적 배경
   1. 초등 영어교육과 다문화 교육
   2. Bennett(2010)의 다문화 교육 핵심 가치
   3. 선행 연구
III. 연구 방법
   1. 분석 대상 교과서 및 분석 자료 범위
   2. 자료의 분석 범주
   3. 자료의 분석
IV. 연구 결과 및 논의
   1. 등장인물의 인종과 성별
   2. 문화 배경과 문화 범주
   3. 다문화 교육 핵심 가치
V. 결론 및 제언
참고문헌

초록

This study aims to investigate how multicultural aspects are dealt with in current elementary English textbooks. The cover pages, dialogues, main readings, and culture sections of a total of 10 elementary English textbooks for 5th and 6th graders were closely examined in terms of (1) the races and genders of the characters, (2) the cultural backgrounds of the contents, and (3) Bennett’s (2010) core values of multicultural education. The results revealed that each gender was equally represented and the textbooks present diverse cultural backgrounds in a balanced way. It was found, however, that there was an imbalance in terms of racial backgrounds. With respect to the core values of multicultural education, acceptance and appreciation of cultural diversity, and respect for human dignity and universal human rights were the top two values that appeared most frequently throughout the textbooks. Responsibility to a world community was the value that was comparatively hard to find in them. Detailed findings are discussed in greater depth, along with implications for elementary English education in Korea.