Paper Summary

Direct link:

We Did It Our Way! Glocalization of Foreign Language Teaching Practices

Tue, April 21, 10:35am to 12:05pm, Virtual Room


Much research shows that regardless of where teachers are trained, there is the disjuncture between training and practice. This research shines a light on the efforts of English language teachers of Chinese minority students in Yunnan Province to make the connection between local and external approaches into their classrooms. Findings demonstrate that the teachers’ interpretation and glocalization decision-making is based on whether it empowers teachers; empowers their teaching; engenders critically evaluative practice; enables appropriation and transformation (e.g. provides room for teachers to incorporate local practices). The findings result in the development of the “Critical Glocalization Teaching Framework” to help teachers to critically reflect on the utility of their teacher training experiences in light of their immediate teaching contexts.