The transmission of cultural values via EFL textbooks in China

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This article examines the cultural values conveyed via texts and illustrations in EFL (English as a foreign language) textbooks currently in use in China. The large number of cultural values represented include patriotism, respect, diligence, collectivism, and equitable gender roles. These show that the national curriculum has been implemented in EFL textbooks. At the same time, the “common sense” design of textbooks also reflects textbook editors’ and writers’ cultural values.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-144
JournalJournal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016


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