n Journal for Language Teaching = Ijenali Yekufundzisa Lulwimi = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig - The role of flexibility in the Context-adaptive Model for language programme evaluation : a case study
|Article Title||The role of flexibility in the Context-adaptive Model for language programme evaluation : a case study|
|© Publisher:||South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT)|
|Journal||Journal for Language Teaching = Ijenali Yekufundzisa Lulwimi = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig|
|Affiliations||1 North-West University|
|Publication Date||Sep 2013|
|Pages||55 - 71|
|Keyword(s)||Language programme evaluation, Meta-evaluation, Mixed evaluation design and Process-oriented evaluation|
The demand for flexible, context-adaptive language programme evaluations has increased commensurately with the demand for context-specific language intervention programmes. In turn, an emphasis on the role of flexibility in language programme evaluation models to guide context-adaptive evaluations has grown. Lynch (1996; 2003) highlights the flexibility and adaptability of his Context-adaptive Model (CAM). This article explores the role of flexibility in the CAM in theory and in practice. The first section presents a description of the model that highlights its flexible evaluation approach. The second section sketches the specific education context of a language intervention programme namely, the English as language of learning and teaching (LoLT) Course.
The third section explores the role of flexibility in a context-adaptive impact assessment of the English as LoLT Course. The final section discusses the role of flexibility in the CAM in the broader, meta-evaluation context of language programme evaluation frameworks.
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