Exploring the concept and implications of "Cultural cross-currents" in second language literacy education

Peter Thomas BODYCOTT

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Abstract

This paper explores the concept of “cultural cross-currents,” their implicit nature and the potential they have to effect second language literacy learning, teaching and curriculum reform in Hong Kong primary classrooms. Despite the substantive implications for learning, explorations of cultural influences upon teacher and student thinking and the resultant educational consequences, remains a largely unrecognized area. It is argued that cultural differences in attitudes, beliefs and values of cultural groups toward the way first and second languages are acquired needs to be made explicit in order to facilitate second language literacy teaching and learning.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Bodycott, P. (2004, December). Exploring the concept and implications of "Cultural cross-currents" in second language literacy education. Paper presented at the International Language in Education Conference 2004: The Way Forward in Language Education, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.