ERIC Number: ED358710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
ELT in Development Aid: Defining Aims and Measuring Results. Dunford House Seminar Report (England, United Kingdom, July 18-29, 1988).
British Council, London (England).
Proceedings of a seminar on the role of English second language (ELT) training in British technical assistance projects for economic development are presented in the form of a brief analysis of current issues and concerns to participants, a summary of the conference, and related appended materials. This conference focused on defining project objectives for the purposes of evaluation and cost effectiveness. After an introductory section, the first chapter describes the salient concerns and challenges voiced at the seminar, including the fact that the ELT programs in question are intended not only to produce more and better English-speakers but also to change the systems that produce them, the long-range nature of the effort, the human factor in project evaluation, and finding the balance of quality and quantity in measurement of results. A summary of conference sessions follows. Appended materials include a seminar schedule, list of participants, outlines of country case studies (Cameroon, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Oman, Zambia), a system for classifying ELT projects as to situation, level, and type, and a seminar evaluation form. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Developing Nations, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Long Range Planning, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Technical Assistance
English Language Division, The British Council, Medlock Street, Manchester M15 4AA, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Cameroon; Ethiopia; Indonesia; Oman; United Kingdom; Zambia