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Thu Jun 10 2004

Books: Applied Linguistics: Lynch

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  1. Charlotte.Maxwell, Language Assessment and Programme Evaluation: Lynch

Message 1: Language Assessment and Programme Evaluation: Lynch

Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 11:59:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: Charlotte.Maxwell <Charlotte.Maxwelleup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Language Assessment and Programme Evaluation: Lynch




Title: Language Assessment and Programme Evaluation
Series Title: Edinburgh Textbooks in Applied Linguistics

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Edinburgh University Press
		http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/

Book URL: http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/cgi/odbic.exe?input=NewWeb/Books/Lynch2396.htm

Author: Brian K. Lynch, Associate Professor of applied linguistics at
	Portland State University

Paperback: ISBN: 0748615628, Pages: 182, Price: U.K. � 19.99

			
Abstract:

This volume examines the overlapping areas of evaluation and
assessment, where 'evaluation' is defined as the systematic use of
information to make decisions about language teaching programmes and
'assessment' as the systematic use of information to make decisions
about individuals and their language ability. A variety of topics are
covered, including paradigms and purposes, design techniques,
quantitative and qualitative methods for collecting and analysing
data, and ethical, social and political considerations in the conduct
of evaluation and assessment.

The book has two important goals: to underscore the relationships
between the enterprises of evaluation and assessment, and to encourage
the use of new paradigms in our approaches to these enterprises.

Features
*The first treatment of assessment and evaluation in one volume
*Exercises and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter
*Includes an extensive bibliography

Customers in North America please contact our distributors: Columbia
University Press in the US and University of British Columbia Press in
Canada.


Lingfield(s):	Applied Linguistics
		
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)


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