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ISJ November 2014: Clarifying the relationship between teacher movement and culture – four teacher profiles


Merve R Niğdelioğlu, Mehmet C Ayar and M Sencer Çorlu


The influence of globalization on teachers can be observed in the increasing numbers who seek jobs abroad. Globalization encourages teachers to seek better professional and living standards elsewhere. What attracts them to live and work beyond their own countries is dependent on their knowledge and skills and the value assigned to them in different places (Varghese, 2009).

The recent increase in the number of these teachers reveals that they have been successful in applying their expertise in new situations, possibly by recasting their instructional methods to fit the culture of their students in their new destination country. Yet teachers are faced with challenges of several kinds during a move from their own country to the host country, or from one host country to another.