Language program evaluation : theory and practice

Brian K. Lynch

Although much has been written about the testing and evaluation of language students, few books have dealt with the much broader issue of measuring the success of language programs. Filling a critical gap in the literature of applied linguistics, Language Program Evaluation provides teachers, researchers, and administrators with a complete introduction to both qualitative and quantitative approaches to evaluating the effectiveness of their programs. Through a careful blend of theory, research, and practice, the author presents a testing model that is specifically tailored to the concerns of language education programs and which can be adapted to different contexts and updated as teaching and learning situations evolve. He proposes a shift from purely quantitative studies which consider only end-of-program achievement gains to ones that include an investigation of program process using qualitative, naturalistic methods.

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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Historical background
  • 3. Validity
  • 4. Positivistic designs
  • 5. Naturalistic designs
  • 6. Quantitative data gathering and analysis
  • 7. Qualitative data gathering
  • 8. Combining positivistic and naturalistic program evaluation
  • 9. Conclusions

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書名 Language program evaluation : theory and practice
著作者等 Lynch, Brian K.
Richards, Jack C.
Long, Michael H.
シリーズ名 The Cambridge applied linguistics series
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1996
ページ数 xiv, 194 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521484383
NCID BA27042016
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス