Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Second Advisor

Michael Jerald


This paper is presented in two sections. Part A sets out a 16-lesson course for American ESL teachers in which people will look at personal and cultural values, with the goal of achieving an objective insight into the values of their culture and developing ways of incorporating this awareness in the ESL classroom. Should this course be used by non-American teachers there is another course outline (see Alternative Course Outline for Non-native Speakers of English) that has been developed. Part B is an articulation of some major values pertinent to American society. Areas covered are success, time, work, individualism, equality, world view and moral orientation.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development