Interaction Of Local And Western Cultures In English Language Teaching: Teachers As Role Models

Rasyid, Fathor (2013) Interaction Of Local And Western Cultures In English Language Teaching: Teachers As Role Models. IAIN Kediri.

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This article peculiarly aims at putting forward the significant contribution of teachers in general and English language teachers in particular. Because of teachers' influential role in the lives of young people, they play important role in filtering western cultures and values as well as penetrating Indonesian cultures and values. It is true that learning a foreign language should be accompanied by learning the culture of the language. Yet, learning a foreign language and its culture is not accompanied by lost of the native language as well as the cultures. It should not be taken for granted that all aspects of the foreign language are appropriate. Teachers need to insert cross-cultural understanding to their students. They involve in teaching cultural and societal mores and values, and in shaping students' ideas about what constitutes good behavior. While teaching is teachers' time to tell and to select what is good and discard what is bad. Character is a universal phenomenon and the five pillars of character education are of paramount importance. They are responsibility, honesty, fairness, respect, and trustworthiness: and teachers can employ two sorts of strategies: through teaching methodology (cooperative learning) and through modeling. Such modeling of moral values helps students learn that teachers not only talk about virtues, but have incorporated these into their day-to-day actions.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah > Jurusan Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Mahbub Junaidi
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2021 05:41
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 03:10

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