The Politics of English Second Language Writing Assessment in Global Contexts, Paperback / softback Book

The Politics of English Second Language Writing Assessment in Global Contexts Paperback / softback

Edited by Todd (University of New Mexico, USA) Ruecker, Deborah (Wright State University, USA) Crusan

Part of the ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series series

Description

Reflecting the internationalization of the field of second language writing, this book focuses on political aspects and pedagogical issues of writing instruction and testing in a global context.

High-stakes assessment impacts the lives of second language (L2) writers and their teachers around the world, be it the College English Test in China, Common Core-aligned assessments in the U.S., English proficiency tests in Poland, or the material conditions (such as access to technology, training, and other resources) affecting a classroom.

With contributions from authors working in ten different countries in a variety of institutional contexts, the chapters examine the uses and abuses of various writing-related assessments, and the policies that determine their form and use.

Representing a diverse range of contexts, methods, and disciplines, the authors jointly call for more equitable testing systems that consider the socioeconomic, psychometric, affective, institutional, and needs of all students who strive to gain access to education and employment opportunities related to English language proficiency.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 244 pages, 5 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Halftones, black and white; 10 Tables, black and whit
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Bilingualism & multilingualism
  • ISBN: 9781138094475

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