ERIC Number: ED401744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Language Assessment and the National Qualifications Framework. Conference Proceedings (October 12, 1995).
Vieyra-King, Melissa, Ed.; Calteaux, Karen, Ed.
The collection of discussion papers from an October 1995 conference in South Africa focuses on the implications of the country's new National Qualifications Framework (NQF), a policy initiative for reform and renewal of post-apartheid education, for language teaching and testing. Papers include: "Introductory Comments: Language Assessment and the NQF" (Edward French, Ihron Rensburg); "The NQF: Challenges in the Language Field" (Schalk Engelbrecht, Gerard Schuring); "Language Education and the National Qualifications Framework: An Introduction to Competency-Based Education and Training" (Daryl McLean); "Standards and Levels in Language Assessment" (Paul Musker, Sebolelo Nomvete); "The Assessment of Language Outcomes in ABET: Implications of an Approach" (Elizabeth Burroughs, Melissa Vieyra-King, Gabi Witthaus); "Issues Raised in Plenary: Summary" (conference participants); "Summing Up: Drawing the Issues Together: In the Context of Language Education Policy" (Neville Alexander); "Summing Up: Drawing the Issues Together: In the Context of the NQF" (Jeanne Gamble); and "Concluding Comments" (Khetsi Lehoko). A list of participants is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Change Strategies, Competency Based Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language Skills, Language Tests, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Secondary Education, Testing
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: South Africa