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The relationship between distance teacher education, additional language and assessment

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2011 Conference, in August 2011, Mozambique.The issues relating to teacher education, its methods and effectiveness are of utmost importance and cannot be ignored. The implications of teacher education have long term effects and become relevant in the most unexpected situations. The study discussed below focused on additional language (AL) and assessment but the close correlation to teacher education became evident during the data collection. This paper intends to discuss the results of the study as it relates to language, and how language teaching methods and practices might have affected the learning and assessment of the participants and thereby the outcome of the study. The paper will also discuss distance teacher education and continued professional development as a probable variable for improving learning outcome on language acquisition and use.

Author:
Omidire Margaret Funke
URL:
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Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2011
Date:
2011
additional language    assessment    distance teacher education    teacher education   

 
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