The Sociopolitics of English Language Testing

 
 
Bloomsbury Academic (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 20. Februar 2020
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  • 280 Seiten
 
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Highlighting marginalized but significant perspectives about the sociopolitical essence of English language tests and testing processes worldwide, this book explores the social considerations of testing theories and practices from a critical perspective. Investigating concerns surrounding power inequalities, The Sociopolitics of English Language Testing takes a socially-situated view of language assessment, bringing sociopolitical understandings of language teaching, learning, and assessment to the forefront in the field.

Within the broader discussion of the politics of test use, an international team of language and education experts address the issues of ideology, diversity, power, and dominance in English language testing. Through socially-sensitive theoretical as well as empirical discussion and investigation of English language testing, this book offers valuable insights, not only to applied linguists and the language education community who have focused on positivistic and cognitively-oriented conceptions of language testing, but to anyone who wishes to venture beyond the traditional bounds of the field.
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  • Großbritannien
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Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini is Associate Professor of English Language Education at Alzahra University, Iran.

Peter I. De Costa is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Education at Michigan State University, USA.
Preface, Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini, Alzahra University, Iran and Peter I. De Costa, Michigan State University, USA
Foreword, Paula Winke, Michigan State University, USA

PART ONE: THE IDEOLOGIES OF TESTING IN ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES
1. Who me? Hailing Individuals as Subjects: Standardized Literacy Testing as an Instrument of Neo-Liberal Ideology, John Yandell, University College London, UK, Brenton Doecke, Deakin University, Australia and Zamzam Abdi, University College London, UK
2. Standardized Testing and School Achievement: The Case of Indigenous-Language Speaking Students in Remote Australia, Leonard A. Freeman, University of Melbourne, Australia and Gillian Wigglesworth, University of Melbourne, Australia
3. Where Language is Beside the Point: English Language Testing for Mexicano Students in the Southwestern US, Luis E. Poza, University of Colorado Denver, USA and Sheila M. Shannon, University of Colorado Denver, USA
4. Language Testing in Service-Learning: A Critical Approach to Socially-Situated Language-in-Use, Netta Avineri, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA and James Perren, Alliant International University San Diego, USA
5. Moving Beyond Deficit Positioning of Linguistically Diverse Test Takers: Bi/multilingualism and the Essence of Validity, Jamie L. Schissel, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

PART TWO: THE POLITICS OF TESTING IN THE NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING WORLD
6. The Coloniality of English Language Testing, Ruanni Tupas, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
7. Reforming Foreign Language Teaching Policy in Japan: The Politics of 'Standardization', Masaki Oda, Tamagawa University, Japan
8. Sociopolitical Factors Surrounding the Rise and Demise of the National English Ability Test (NEAT) in South Korea, Gwan-Hyeok Im, Queen's University, Canada, Liying Cheng, Queen's University, Canada and Dongil Shin, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
9. The Disconnect between English Tests and English Proficiency: Two South Korean Jobseekers' Perceptions and Performances, Miso Kim, Pennsylvania State University, USA and Mari Haneda, Pennsylvania State University, USA
10. Sanctioning the IELTS for Enrolling in ELT: A Critical Perspective from Oman, Ali Al-Issa, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
11 .Neoliberal Placemaking and Ideological Constructions of Standardized Tests in Nepal's Linguistic Landscape, Prem Phyak, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Afterword, Constant Leung, King's College London, UK
Index

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