2018
DOI: 10.5296/elr.v4i1.12831
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Linguistic Education Under Revision: Globalization and EFL Teacher Education in Brazil

Abstract: Globalization brought about many changes to the current society's life and mindset and thus, some new challenges to linguistic education, more specifically, foreign language education, have emerged as a consequence of these changes. This paper aims at reflecting upon some impacts of globalization on pre-service English as Foreign Language (hereafter EFL) teacher education in Brazil. Based on the literature review, the paper addresses the changes in the concepts of language, culture and identity related to cult… Show more

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“…"Digital living" has reconfigured everyday practices and experiences, blurring boundaries between the actual/real/virtual. The produsage of information/contents suggests a hybridism characteristic of our era and that affects interactions and identities in a world where the borders between users, consumers and producers from different regions are increasingly erased (Mendes & Finardi, 2018). In the same way, the boundaries between teaching-learning-using L2 is also becoming more blurred as we gradually carry out these activities more and more online, justifying our use of this term as one in this study.…”
Section: Critical Theory Of Societymentioning
confidence: 93%
“…"Digital living" has reconfigured everyday practices and experiences, blurring boundaries between the actual/real/virtual. The produsage of information/contents suggests a hybridism characteristic of our era and that affects interactions and identities in a world where the borders between users, consumers and producers from different regions are increasingly erased (Mendes & Finardi, 2018). In the same way, the boundaries between teaching-learning-using L2 is also becoming more blurred as we gradually carry out these activities more and more online, justifying our use of this term as one in this study.…”
Section: Critical Theory Of Societymentioning
confidence: 93%
“…Therefore, hybridity differs from Otherness that is related dichotomies and separation of the Other and the Self. According to Mendes and Finardi (2018), while hybridity could be seen by some as the blending of cultures that threatens national identities and regional traditions, it is seen by others as a positive occurrence in which the "subordinates" (e.g., the Others) could empower themselves by subverting the hegemonic culture power (e.g., the culture of Self's) in a process that would "differ from western hegemony by looking through the eyes of peripheral cultures" (Mendes & Finardi, 2018, p. 49).…”
Section: Othernessmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…So, in order to respond to those new demands, the literature on GCE tend to focus on models of citizenship that could address the different (and hybrid, e.g. Mendes & Finardi, 2018) identities that are emerging from a complex and globalized world. However, one of the great changes pointed by the author concerns the neoliberal globalization and the role of the state in this process, and therefore, the role of education:…”
Section: Simon Fraser University Educational Reviewmentioning
confidence: 99%