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Themes and Challenges

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

Abstract

Evaluation has many meanings in language programs. It is part of the novice teacher’s checklist to guide the development of initial lesson plans and teaching practice, a process of determining learning achievements or student satisfaction, and a dimension of the analysis of data in a formal evaluation or research study. It refers to judgements about students by teachers and by external assessors; the performance of teachers by their students, program managers and institutions; and programs, departments and institutions by internal assessors, external monitors and inspectors. Evaluation is about the relationships between different program components, the procedures and epistemologies developed by the people involved in programs, and the processes and outcomes which are used to show the value of a program — accountability — and enhance this value — development.

Keywords

Language Program Program Quality Student Satisfaction Apply Linguistics Evaluation Practice 
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© 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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