Poly- and multiculturalism underpinning personality formation of future foreign language teachers
Today, globalization has brought together people of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, thus, forming a poly- and / or multicultural societies, respectively. Forming a poly-/multicultural personality and developing intercultural skills of future foreign language (FL) teachers is extremely important in educational environment. The aim of the study was to identify mechanisms that help form a poly-/multicultural personality of future FL teachers. The research adopted such methods as descriptive, comparative, historical, typological, and statistical for data processing of International Migrant Stock (2020) and National Center for Education Statistics (2000, 2017), with the latter to determine the migration situation in the world, which resulted in modern formation of poly-/multicultural societies.
A comparative analysis found that poly-/multiculturalism differ. Given the generally manifested polycultural trend in Ukraine, structuring method allowed designing a model of polycultural competence for future FL teachers; experimental study allowed discussing the implementation stage of the forming poly-/multicultural competence model for FL teachers. In this vein, the mentioned competence model is proposed for use in order to develop relevant inter-/crosscultural skills and poly-/multicultural personality of FL teacher. The study results confirm the effectiveness of the developed model, which leads to increased poly-/multicultural competencies in communication and performance of future FL teachers.
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