Language programme evaluation: an ideal focus for doctoral dissertations in TESOL

Salter-Dvorak, H (2017) 'Language programme evaluation: an ideal focus for doctoral dissertations in TESOL.' In: Zoghbor, W, Coombe, C, Al Alami, S and Abu-Rmaileh, S, eds. Proceedings of the 22nd TESOL Arabia Conference: language, culture, communication: transformations in intercultural contexts. TESOL Arabia Publications, Dubai, pp. 105-116. ISBN 9789948135999

Abstract

This paper begins with a review of the literature on what constitutes teacher research and development, and explores how these can be enabled through models such as action research, exploratory practice and language programme evaluation. It then describes how a language programme evaluation at a UK university which began as a non-academic teacher research project ended by being embedded into the author’s doctorate. Drawing on this, the paper proposes that doctoral students in ELT working in the Gulf should undertake language program evaluation for their theses; in so doing, they will strengthen their position to enable changes to provision in their institutions, thereby enhancing the community of practice, while the dissemination of their research will impact the wider ELT community.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Divisions: School of Education
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2022 16:23
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