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ERIC Number: EJ1078242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0158-037X
Regimes of Language Skill and Competency Assessment in an Age of Migration: The In/Visibility of Social Relations and Practices
Gibb, Tara
Studies in Continuing Education, v37 n3 p251-266 2015
This paper draws on ethnographic research to discuss the textual practices and social relations of language assessment. It examines the tensions that language educators and assessment practitioners encounter while making decisions about immigrant professionals' language competence. It also analyzes the role of other social actors in constituting conceptions of skill. The paper concludes by considering social practice theory as an alternative for exploring conceptions of competence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada