Language Testing and Assessment

Encyclopedia of Language and EducationVolume 7

Editors: Shohamy, Elana, Hornberger, Nancy (Eds.)

  • Presents multiple perspectives on the trait of languages and the method of assessment
  • Features multiple approaches developed for assessment
  • Focuses on the societal roles of language testers and their responsibility to be socially accountable
  • Examines language testing in multilingual and diverse contexts
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This volume addresses the broad theme and specific topics associated with current thinking in the field of language testing and assessment. The volume offers •Multiple perspectives on the ‘what’ (the ‘trait’) of languages, and the ‘how’ (‘the method’) of assessment •Multiple approaches developed for assessment especially given the multiplicity of languages used by many diverse groups of learners in many different contexts •Focus on the societal roles of language testers, their responsibility to be socially accountable and to ensure ethicality and professionalism •Focus on language testing in multilingual and diverse contexts This is one of ten volumes of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education published by Springer. The Encyclopedia bears testimony to the dynamism and evolution of the language and education field, as it confronts the ever-burgeoning and irrepressible linguistic diversity and ongoing pressures and expectations placed on education around the world.

About the authors

Elana Shohamy is Professor at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University. She is currently Co-Editor of Language Policy book series and Language Policy journal (Springer).

Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Director of Educational Linguistics at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Testing and Assessment
Book Subtitle
Encyclopedia of Language and EducationVolume 7
Editors
  • Elana Shohamy
  • Nancy Hornberger
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-9183-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 499
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