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Salimi E, Safarzadeh M M. From Globalization to Glocalization: An Investigation of EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of Glocalized Language Education. IQBQ. 2018; 9 (4) :157-180
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-14-16493-en.html
1- Assistant Professor of English Language Teaching- Allame Tabatabaei University, Tehran-Iran. , easalimi@atu.ac.ir
2- Ph.D. Candidate in English Language Teaching- Allame Tabatabaei University – Tehran-Iran.
Abstract:   (2050 Views)
The study aimed at developing a hypothesized model and questionnaire of language glocalization for the first time to accomplish systematic data generation and collection of the teachers’ perceptions regarding the glocalization of language education (LEG) in Iran. Hence, a model was initially hypothesized and the researchers went through scientific phases to generate a reliable and validated LEG questionnaire to test the model. Face validity, content validity and construct validity of the questionnaire were investigated. For exploratory factor analysis, the criterions for the data factorability being met, the researchers ran factor analysis employing Principle Components Analysis (PCA) method resulting in identification of five factors. Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient was used to measure the questionnaire internal consistency. The Cronbach’s Alpha results indicated that the internal consistency was 0.96 for the whole questionnaire, and 0.89, 0.92, 0.88, 0.89, and 0.87 respectively for the five components of LEG as the subscales in the questionnaire. After running exploratory factor analysis, to check whether the questionnaire data fits the hypothesized model of LEG introduced at the beginning of the study, a confirmatory factor analysis was done. Then, the final version of the questionnaire was administered to 270 language teachers to gather the data to feed it to the model to see the extent to which the model fit the data. The results of the study revealed that although the model has been the first one of its kind, it displayed a reasonable degree of reliability and validity as confirmed by the statistical procedures. The developed and validated model and the questionnaire of this study can have many practical applications for Iranian EFL teachers as well as future researches in other contexts.
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Received: 2018/01/15 | Accepted: 2018/10/26 | Published: 2018/10/26

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