Editorial - Assessment of EAL/D learners : the validity of teachers' professional judgements

May, Lyn & Dooley, Karen (2014) Editorial - Assessment of EAL/D learners : the validity of teachers' professional judgements. TESOL in Context, 24(2), pp. 2-5.

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Abstract

Assessment is a recurring theme in this issue of TESOL in Context. It is the focus of a themed section; addressed in some of the award-winning thesis research we feature; and one of several topics in an article on EFL teacher preparation in an Australian university.

In the first section of the issue we are pleased to publish précis of the theses produced by the joint winners of the Penny McKay Memorial Award for Best Thesis in Language Education. Penny was a major figure in the development of EAL/D education in Australia (see Dooley & Moore, 2009). Her work is remembered and continued through an Award established by the Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) and the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA). The award recognises doctoral research which makes an outstanding contribution to second/additional language education in Australian schools (http://www.tesol.org.au/About-ACTA/PENNY-MCKAY-MEMORIAL-FUND)...

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ID Code: 80165
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1030-8385
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 15 Jan 2015 23:34
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 04:02

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