Evaluation of the Global English Coursebook Motivate!3: Implication for Pedagogical Material in the Cambodian Context


  • Saban Bon English Department, School of Liberal Arts Mae Fah Luang University, 333 Moo1, Thasud, Muang, Chiang Rai 57100
  • Maneerat Chuaychoowong English Department, School of Liberal Arts Mae Fah Luang University, 333 Moo1, Thasud, Muang, Chiang Rai 57100


Global English coursebooks, globalization, inclusivity and inappropriacy, global connectedness, global issues


The study sought to evaluate the global contents, viz. inclusivity and inappropriacy, global connectedness, and global issues in the global English coursebook Motivate! 3. The study also aimed to see whether the inside contents were in line with the stated objectives. Photos and content analysis were employed. The results revealed that the global contents were partly presented in this coursebook. The results also indicated that the inside contents were in alignment with the cited objectives. In terms of inclusivity, the authors presented men and women fairly without any bias. Apropos of inappropriacy, the authors adhered to the rule of thumb (PARSNIP rules), as the authors did not present inappropriate topics. Howbeit, apropos of global connectedness, some biases were found. The coursebook is void of a variety of Englishes and the locations of other parts of the world. Finally, the authors also presented some parts of three global issues including socio-economic issues, intercultural communication issues, and health concerns issues, but other issues like environmental issues were not presented. Therefore, this study argued that when using this book as teaching material for global education, school administrators or instructors may need supplementary materials consisting of other global contents which were not presented in this coursebook. Alternatively, some contents of this coursebook may need to be revised or glocalized to meet the diverse learners’ needs.


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