Developing assessment literacy of English teachers: a workshop

Kumar Mahapatra, Santosh (2013) Developing assessment literacy of English teachers: a workshop. Language and Language Teaching, 1 (2). pp. 35-37. ISSN 2277-307X

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In India, there has been little effort to develop separate and focused pre- and in-service training programmes for English teachers in schools. As a result, a large percentage of these teachers lack the skills, abilities and knowledge, etc., required for effective teaching of language skills. Assessment being one of the most important areas of teaching also gets ignored in the process. But this negligence may prove really costly in an educational scenario which is already considered to be examination-driven. So what is urgently required is professional training or in-service teachers, and a simultaneous effort to push for similar programmes to be part of in- service teacher education programmes across the country.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Kumar Mahapatra, Santosh
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Multilingualism, Language Teaching, Assessment Literacy
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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Note: Published twice a year in January and July, Language and Language Teaching (LLT) reaches out to language teachers, researchers and teacher educators on issues and practices relevant to language teaching. The primary focus of the publication is language pedagogy in elementary schools. LLT proposes to establish a dialogue between theory and practice so that practice contributes to theory as much as theory informs practice. The purpose is to make new ideas and insights from research on language and its pedagogy accessible to practitioners while at the same time inform theorists about the constraints of implementation of new ideas.
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