ARPHA Proceedings 3: 2451-2460, doi: 10.3897/ap.2.e2451
Self-identification Features of Russian-speaking Primary Schoolchildren in the Cultural Aspect of Educational Activity as a Way to Optimize Learning а Foreign Language
expand article infoOlga V. Starinina
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Abstract
The paper focuses on considering to the application of the principle of cultural specificity in teaching a foreign language to primary schoolchildren as well as to the study of the features of national self-identification’s formation of primary schoolchildren in the general scale of national values of representatives of Russian-speaking culture.Scientific data and materials have been obtained as a result of applying the following methods of investigation: analysis, comparison and generalization. The main research method was a semi-structured interview technique and an analysis of the scale of national value orientations of the Russian people.In the given article we make an attempt at defining the level of ethnic and national identity of primary schoolchildren because in the modern educational process there is a need to use nationally-oriented teaching technologies and to expand the application of the principle of cultural identity in teaching a foreign language. For the successful development of foreign language education it is necessary to organize the educational process taking into account the national and cultural characteristics of a particular ethnic group.
Keywords
the principle of cultural specificity, cultural-specific features, national identity, ethnic identity, foreign language, self-identification, primary schoolchildren, traditional values