English Language Education Vol.12 The Sociocultural Activity of High Stakes Standardised Language

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    This book explores the influence of high stakes standardised testing within the context of South Korea. South Korea is regarded as a shining example of success in educational achievement and, as this book reveals, pressurised standardised testing has been a major contributing factor to its success. This unique country provides an excellent setting from which to explore the powerful relationship that exists between testing and learning and can advance our understanding of which factors and test conditions will positively and negatively influence learning. This book follows the test activity of a group of Korean university students preparing for the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) and posits a revised model of the influence of testing on learning. It calls for a more socially situated view of tests and test-takers considered in relation to the sociocultural, historical, political and economic contexts in which they are embedded.
    • Series: English Language Education (Book 12)
    • Hardcover: 256 pages
    • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2018 edition (February 27, 2018)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 3319704451
    • ISBN-13: 978-3319704456
    • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
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