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ERIC Number: EJ823906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1362-1688
Evaluation of Teacher Induction Practices in a US University English Language Program: Towards Useful Evaluation
Yang, WeiWei
Language Teaching Research, v13 n1 p77-98 2009
This article reports on a formative and internal evaluation of teacher induction practices for newly hired teachers in a US university ESL program. By adopting a utilization-focused approach, evaluators produced a design that was articulated to the information needs of the evaluation users. The ensuing findings were then used to develop and improve program practices in specific and high-priority ways. This paper calls for attention to ways of enhancing the utility of evaluations within language education programs--and thereby enhancing the value of what language educators do--and it illustrates how a utilization-focused approach can help to ensure the actual uses and the utility of evaluation practices. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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