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ERIC Number: ED040385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 20
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Some Criteria for Designing Evaluation of TESOL Programs.
Streiff, Paul R.
The author discusses the growing body of information in which can be found criteria for applying evaluation procedures to programs in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages). One problem is that often educational goals are not stated explicitly or specifically; implicitly stated or implied goals are difficult to communicate to others or to analyze. Evaluation goals should be distinguished from the roles evaluation may play, which may be as part of (1) teaching training activity; (2) curriculum development; (3) field experiments in learning theories; (4) selection of materials; and (5) reward or punishment; e.g., in an executive training program. Evaluation may also have a role in on-going curriculum improvement raising such questions as "Is the curriculum at this point getting across the intended instructional objectives?""Is it taking too large a proportion of the available time?" Evaluation needs in TESOL are extremely varied, in terms of target population and objectives and the roles evaluation is asked to assume within situations. There is a need for people within the TESOL Association to become better informed in matters of evaluation. A Center of Evaluation of TESOL Programs should be established by the TESOL Association as a "matter of urgency and self-interest." (AMM)
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Note: Paper given at the fourth annual TESOL Convention, San Francisco, California, March 18-21, 1970