Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics

Program Evaluation in Language Education

Authors: Kiely, R., Rea-Dickins, P.

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The authors describe evaluation as a way of understanding and developing language programs: the thematic and background section sets out the decision-making, quality management, and learning functions of evaluation. Case studies illustrate the diversity of evaluation contexts, functions and approaches, documenting the ways in which evaluation processes and outcomes inform and facilitate program development, and contribute to explaining how language and teacher education programs constitute opportunities for learning. The ways in which evaluation practice can be researched and developed to maximize policy, institutional and program effectiveness is included, and a comprehensive set of resources for those commissioning, undertaking or researching language program evaluations concludes the text.

About the authors

RICHARD KIELY is a Lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol, UK and eads the MEd TESOL program. He has carried out language program evaluations in a range of contexts, and supervises research in this field. Other research interests include language teacher cognition and teacher development, intercultural aspects of TESOL, and qualitative research methods in TESOL.

PAULINE REA-DICKINS is Professor of Applied Linguistics in Education in the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK, where she is Deputy Director of Research, and leads the doctoral programme in Applied Linguistics/TESOL. She researches and writes in the areas of language program evaluation, language testing and classroom-based language assessment

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kiely, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 3-4

  • Themes and Challenges

    Kiely, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 5-16

  • Historical Perspectives: Focus on Design and Method

    Kiely, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

  • Historical Perspectives: Focus on Context and Use

    Kiely, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 37-55

  • Historical Perspectives: Language Program Evaluation and Applied Linguistics

    Kiely, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 56-72

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Program Evaluation in Language Education
Authors
Series Title
Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-51122-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230511224
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4570-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4571-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 311
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