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Cultural Transferability and Cross-Cultural Textbook Development

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This article deals with some of the cultural transferability problems, which occur when school textbooks, written in English, and, from a Western-dominated perspective to knowledge, science, technology and development, are commissioned and adapted for local cultures, targeting indigenous groups and minorities. The article focuses on micro-societal dimensions, particularly the role of the local cultures, languages and their affect on students’ perception of learning in the classroom settings.
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Keywords: colonialism; cultural stereotypes; cultural transferability; students’ learning; students’ perception

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Australian Catholic University

Publication date: January 1, 2004

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