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ERIC Number: EJ838859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0015-718X
Language Educational Policy and Language Learning Quality Management: The "Common European Framework of Reference"
Barenfanger, Olaf; Tschirner, Erwin
Foreign Language Annals, v41 n1 p81-101 Spr 2008
The major goal of the Council of Europe to promote and facilitate communication and interaction among Europeans of different mother tongues has led to the development of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment" (CEFR). Among other things, the CEFR is intended to help language professionals reflect on their current practice and situate and coordinate their efforts. The last two objectives are similar to quality management goals. The aim of this article is to present a standard model of quality management, and show how the CEFR may be used to introduce quality management goals in foreign language learning settings to improve the quality of foreign language teaching and learning and to document its results. (Contains 6 notes and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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