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Introduction

  • Richard Kiely
  • Pauline Rea-Dickins
Part of the Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics book series (RPAL)

Abstract

In Part 1 we set out the background to current understandings of language program evaluation. We explore three fields: the nature of social programs in general and the purposes and tasks involved in evaluating them; educational programs and the traditions of evaluation for the purposes of policy development, management of change and inspection; and the specific field of language program evaluation where practice has been shaped by developments in language learning theory, language teaching methodology and, more recently, perspectives on language use in programs where the objectives do not relate to second or foreign language teaching and learning.

Keywords

Specific Field Language Teaching Social Program Management Orientation Soft System Methodology 
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Copyright information

© Richard Kiely and Pauline Rea-Dickins 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Kiely
    • 1
  • Pauline Rea-Dickins
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of BristolUK

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