Evaluating second language education /

Additional authors: Alderson, J. Charles. | Beretta, Alan.
Series: The Cambridge applied linguistics series Published by : Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge ; | New York :) Physical details: x,374p. : ill. ; 24cm. ISBN:9780521422697; 0521422698 . Year: 1992
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Responsibility for planning language teaching programmes now carries with it a strong element of accountability. Evaluation of the whole process of course design, development and implementation is therefore a necessary area of activity for course designers, language planners and researchers. Evaluating Second Language Education is divided into three parts: * Part One presents a review of the literature showing how the field got to where it is * Part Two contains a series of eight original case-studies which illustrate the strengths and limitations of qualitative and quantitative approaches * Part Three contains practical advice on how to design and execute evaluations in the field. It is a valuable resource both for those already engaged in evaluation and for those in training.

Includes bibliographies and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Series editors? preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Part I Evaluation of Language Education: An Overview Alan Beretta
  • Part II Case Studies of Current Practice
  • 1 Insiders, outsiders and participatory evaluation
  • 2 Evaluating a program inside and out
  • 3 The?independent? evaluation of bilingual primary education: a narrative account
  • 4 Issues in evaluating input-based language teaching programs
  • 5 Program-defining evaluation in a decade of eclecticism
  • 6 evaluation of classroom interaction
  • 7 Moving the goalposts: project evaluation in practice
  • 8 What can be learned from the Bangalore Evaluation
  • Part III Guidelines for the Evaluation of Language Education
  • Appendices

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