Globalization: In Terms of Teachers' Opinion and Metaphorical Perceptions

Semih Çayak, Menekşe Eskici

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to investigate teachers' opinion and metaphorical perceptions about globalization. In this
paper, phenomenology one of the qualitative research type was used. 61 teachers’ metaphorical perceptions about
globalization were collected and interviewed with 12 teachers about globalization in education. Teachers’
metaphorical perceptions about globalization were determined by a space filled question (globalization is similar to...;
because ...). A semi-structured interview form has been prepared by the researchers. The opinions of the teachers can
be summarized as teachers associate globalization with technology, especially with the internet. In general teachers
mentioned that the effects of globalization in education are positive. Further teachers’ metaphorical perceptions
about globalization summarized as follows; village, market, whirlpool, family, shopping, teapot, neighborhood,
technology. Withal teachers’ reasons for analogy of the metaphors about globalization are grouped as; globalization
as a unifying of differences concept, globalization as a communication and interaction enhancer concept,
globalization as a damaging concept and globalization as an indefinite concept.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v8n3p44

 

World Journal of Education
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