Language Teaching: Evaluation

Paperback | February 1, 1995

byPauline Rea-Dickins, Kevin GermaineEditorC. N. Candlin

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Testing is only one component in the evaluation process. This book shows how this process can form an integral part of teaching and learning, how it can provide teachers and other ELT professionals with valuable data that can be used to inform, and develop classroom practice. It both examinesthe principles underlying evaluation and provides practical guidance in the planning of evaluation activities.

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Testing is only one component in the evaluation process. This book shows how this process can form an integral part of teaching and learning, how it can provide teachers and other ELT professionals with valuable data that can be used to inform, and develop classroom practice. It both examinesthe principles underlying evaluation and pro...

Professor Henry Widdowson is Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London, and has also been Professor of Applied Linguistics at Essex University and Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna. Pauline Rea-Dickins works in the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, where she is Reader in Applied...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.47 inPublished:February 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0194371387

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The authors and series editorsIntroductionSection One: Explanation - The principles of evaluation1. What is evaluation? 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Evaluation in education 1.3 Evaluation and innovation 1.4 Evaluation and management 1.5 Evaluation and context 1.6 Summary 2 Purposes for evaluation 2.1 Introduction 2.2 General evaluation purposes 2.3 Specific topic-related purposes for evaluation 2.4 Materials 2.5 Teachers and teaching 2.6 Evaluating learner outcomes 2.7 Summary3. How can teachers evaluate their classrooms? 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Measurement-based evaluation 3.3 Descriptive data-based evaluation 3.4 Evaluation and the classroom teacher 3.5 Summary4. A framework for curriculum evaluation 4.1 Introduction 4.2 The evaluation framework 4.3 SummarySection Two: Demonstration - The practice of evaluation5. Project evaluation 5.1 Introduction 5.2 The Communicational Teaching Project (Bangalore) 5.3 The context 5.4 Aims 5.5 Design and procedures 5.6 Findings 5.7 Summary6. Evaluation of methodology 6.1 Introduction 6.2 The context 6.3 Aims 6.4 Design and procedures 6.5 Findings 6.6 Summary7. Evaluation of a foreign language teaching programme 7.1 Introduction 7.2 The context and aims 7.3 Design and procedures 7.4 Feedback from the evaluation 7.5 Summary8. Evaluating teacher feedback on oral errors 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Aims 8.3 Design and procedures 8.4 Findings 8.5 Summary9. Evaluation of materials: dictionaries 9.2 The context 9.3 Aims 9.4 Design and procedures 9.5 Findings 9.6 Summary10. Evaluation of materials: book reviews 10.1 Introduction 10.2 The context and aims 10.3 Summary11. Teacher evaluation 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Grading teachers: context and aim 11.3 Design and procedures 11.4 Teacher evaluation: self-development 11.5 The context 11.6 Aims 11.7 Design and procedures 11.8 Evaluation of the evaluation 11.9 Summary12. Evaluating learner outcomes: product 12.1 Introduction 12.2 The context and aims 12.3 Procedure 12.4 Examination results 12.5 Feedback 12.6 Summary13. Evaluating learner outcomes: process 13.1 The context 13.2 Aims 13.3 Design and procedures 13.4 Summary14. Syllabus evaluation14.1 Introduction 14.2 The context 14.3 Aims 14.4 Design and procedures 14.5 Findings 14.6 Feedback 14.7 SummarySection Three: Exploring evaluation potential15. General principles 15.1 Introduction 15.2 The framework for an evaluation16. Evaluation procedures 16.1 Planning evaluation procedures16.2 Writing items for a questionnaire 16.3 Self-evaluation questionnaire 16.4 Observation sheets 16.5 Preparing questions for an interview17. Evaluation of classroom methodology 17.1 Error correction 17.2 Presenting structure items 17.3 Evaluating the use of different learning activities18. Evaluation of materials 18.1 Materials evaluation: workplan 18.2 Materials evaluation: classroom use19. Teacher evaluation 19.1 Motivating learners 19.2 Teacher leadership styles 19.3 Question types 19.4 Homework: setting, marking, and giving feedback 19.5 Teacher self-evaluation20. Evaluating learner outcomesbr / Glossary Further reading Notes on examinations Bibliography Index