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Analysis of Multi-Culture Education Contents Appearing in Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Textbooks

Yoo Mi-Hee 1

1경인교육대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to explore the present state of multi-cultureeducation as dance education by analyzing multi-culture education contentsappearing in elementary and secondary physical education textbooks. This study analyzes content elements of multi-culture education based onBennet’s multi-culture education content system on the subject of physicaleducation textbooks for elementary grade 3 to grade 6 and integrated textbooksfor secondary grade 1. From the results of simultaneously performing quantitative and qualitativeanalyses, following are the results of this study. First, as for the elementary physical education, the contents related with multiculture dance education are found to be 160 items, and when they are examinedby the item, there are 73 items related with ‘acceptance of cultural diversity(45.6%),’and 84 items for ‘respect of humanity (52.5%).’ In terms of ‘respect of theearth,’ there is 1.9% found, and in case of ‘responsibility of world society,’ there isno related content found in expression activities. Second, 262 items in total related with multi culture dance education are foundin secondary physical education textbooks, and in looking at them by the item, 188items related with ‘cultural diversity acceptance’ occupy the highest rate of 71.7%. 73 items related with ‘respect of humanity’ secures 27.8%. The rate for‘responsibility of world society’ is found to be 0.4%, the lowest rate, and as for‘respect of the earth,’ there is no related content within expression activities. Third, multi culture dance education appearing through elementary andsecondary physical education focuses mainly on understanding of diversity witha limit of introducing and helping them understand each country’s culturalAbstractcharacteristics and types, and regards as secondary content elements the respect ofhumanity that enhances the quality of democratic people by conducting decisionmaking with which they can tune and understand mutual opinions throughpresentations of group activities and apprehension.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.