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ERIC Number: EJ894451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1543-4303
From Cloze to Consequences and Beyond: An Interview with Elana Shohamy
Lazaraton, Anne
Language Assessment Quarterly, v7 n3 p255-279 2010
Professor Elana Shohamy was born in New York and moved to Israel at a young age. It was an interesting time for the country and the Hebrew language. In this article, Professor Shohamy shares her keen insights into her experiences growing up in Israel. She obtained her teacher's certificate from David Yelin Teacher's College in Jerusalem, specializing in teaching English as a Second Language. After moving to Minnesota in 1968, she got a B.A. in Economics from Hamline University in Saint Paul and went directly into the Ph.D. program in second language education and measurement & evaluation at the University of Minnesota. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled "Investigation of Concurrent Validity of the Oral Interview Test With the Cloze Procedure for Measuring Language Proficiency," was completed in 1978. After 2 years as a post-doctoral researcher at Stanford University and the coordinator of the Hebrew program at UC Berkeley from 1979 to 1981, Professor Shohamy went to Israel and began her career at Tel Aviv University, where she is currently a professor and Chair of the Language Education Program in the School of Education. Professor Shohamy has authored or coauthored more than 40 refereed journal articles and more than 50 book chapters. She founded the journal "Language Policy" and served as Associate Editor from 2000 to 2006 and is currently Editor; she has been on the editorial boards of "Language Testing," "Language Assessment Quarterly," "Modern Language Journal," and "Applied Linguistics," as well as the "International Journal of Bilingualism and Critical Inquiry in Language Studies." (Contains 18 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel