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Jahan, Israt; Davison, Chris – Australian Educational Researcher, 2023
Assessment policy internationally places significant importance on the use of assessment criteria across all subject areas. However, in order to ensure effective use of criteria, it is critical for teachers to develop an in-depth understanding of them. This paper reports on a study of a range of Australian Science teachers' views and uses of…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Evaluation Criteria, Grounded Theory
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Gleeson, Margaret; Davison, Chris – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Thirty years ago Australian researchers led the development of language and content integration in schools, advocating systematic teaching of language across the curriculum to meet the needs of English as an additional language (EAL) students. However, despite significant improvements in initial teacher education, targeted professional development…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Park, Eun Kyong; Vass, Gregory; Davison, Chris – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2022
The influential role of parents has long been acknowledged as a key contributor to children's bilingual development. Parents' home-based informal efforts to foster children's bilingual abilities are described as family language policies (FLPs). The important connection between bilingualism and FLP has been established, but to date there are few…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Immigrants, Bilingualism
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Alonzo, Dennis; Mirriahi, Negin; Davison, Chris – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
The use of standards-based assessment (SBA) has gained prominence in higher education due to a wide range of research evidence that supports its effectiveness in improving learning and teaching. Although the concept is widely used in academic discourse and practice, it has multiple interpretations which have led to diverse assessment practices to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Student Evaluation, College Students, Higher Education
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Sun, Shuting; Gao, Xuesong; Rahmani, Bita Dwi; Bose, Priyanka; Davison, Chris – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2023
In recent years, there has been a growing body of research on student voice in the context of higher education, generating significant insights for pedagogical improvement. This systematic literature review aims to examine studies on student voice from 2011 to 2022, specifically those concerned with assessment and feedback in higher education. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Assessment, Feedback (Response), Literature Reviews
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Gleeson, Margaret; Davison, Chris – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Secondary schools in Australia have long benefited from state policies aiming to increase the academic success of English language learners (ELLs). Complementary pre-service and in-service teacher education programmes have been implemented to raise the expertise of subject teachers who teach ELL students. However, subject teachers may not be…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Shuting Sun; Chris Davison – SAGE Open, 2023
Existing studies have revealed that prior educational experience plays an important role in student learning, and many international students are encountering challenges while undertaking academic studies at Anglophone universities. However, few studies have examined how the pre-university preparation international students experience assists them…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Preparation, Student Attitudes, Foreign Students
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Davison, Chris; Michell, Michael – TESOL in Context, 2014
Assessing English as a second or an additional language (ESL/ EAL) learners in schools is a particularly challenging area for most teachers. With so many students requiring systematic and regular EAL support, all teachers need access to appropriate and useful assessment tools and advice, but most assessment systems are imposed on teachers, rather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gan, Zhengdong; Oon, Emily Pey Tee; Davison, Chris – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Background: The English language school-based assessment (SBA) component of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination is innovative in that the assessment tasks involve assessing English oral language skills in a high-stakes context but they are designed and implemented in the ESL classroom by school teachers in light of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Oral Language
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Davison, Chris; Leung, Constant – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2009
Teacher-based assessment (TBA) is increasingly being promoted in educational policies internationally, with English language teachers being called on to plan and/or implement appropriate assessment procedures to monitor and evaluate student progress in their own classrooms. However, there has been a lack of theorization of TBA in the English…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, English (Second Language), Educational Policy, Language Teachers
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Davison, Chris – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2007
The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) has recently moved from norm-referenced to standards-referenced assessment, including the incorporation of a substantial school-based summative oral assessment component into the compulsory English language subject in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE). Starting in…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Oral English
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Gan, Zhengdong; Davison, Chris; Hamp-Lyons, Liz – Applied Linguistics, 2009
This study examines the production of topical talk in peer collaborative negotiation in an interactive assessment innovation context. The ability to stay on topic, to move from topic to topic and to introduce new topics appropriately is at the core of communicative competence. Applying conversation analysis (CA), we describe and analyze how one…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Peer Relationship, Discourse Analysis, Educational Opportunities
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Davison, Chris – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2006
Partnership and the integration of language and content teaching in English-medium schools have long been active areas of research and inquiry in applied linguistics and TESOL. However, most researchers have tended to focus on methods and techniques to use in the classroom or on the analysis of the linguistic demands of the content areas. Much…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Collaboration
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Davison, Chris – Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, 2005
Subject English is a central feature of state-mandated curriculum in English-speaking contexts and a high-stakes barrier to be negotiated for successful graduation from secondary school, irrespective of language and cultural background. In an increasingly globalized world, subject English is also being reconstituted in new and unfamiliar contexts,…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries
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Davison, Chris – Prospect, 1996
Argues that the definition of literacy given in the "Australian Language and Literacy Policy" (1991) has multiple and sometimes conflicting meanings for the teaching of English as a Second Language and adult literacy fields. Article suggests that it is appropriate to explore these different perspectives as a means of achieving progress…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, English (Second Language), Language Planning, Literacy Education
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