An Exploration of Differences in Cultural Values in Teacher Education Pedagogy: Chinese English Language Teacher Trainees’ Perceptions of Effective Teaching Practice Review

From Section:
Preservice Teachers
May. 01, 2013

Source: Teacher Development, Volume 17, Issue 2, 2013, p. pages 228-245

The present study reports the impact of different cultural values on the teacher education of Chinese teacher trainees.

By examining their perceptions of the effectiveness of teaching practice feedback, the study uses Hofstede’s dimension of ‘individualism’ (IDV) to explore the ‘culture bumps’ which may occur between teacher educators and trainees during their six-week, Hungarian teaching practice, part of their postgraduate diploma in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

The findings have implications for teacher educators working with trainees from different cultural backgrounds, since there is a need to improve cross-cultural competence to avoid culture bumps and lead to a more effective TP review pedagogy.

Updated: Dec. 19, 2019