The authors set the context for the article by describing a boom in the provision of workplace English classes which occurred between 1988 and 1994 when the US Department of Education committed some 133 million dollars to such programs with a view to “better the workers’ reading, writing, and communication skills, which would lead to improved worker productivity.” (Ekkens and Winke, 2006, p. 267) The funding ceased, leaving individual companies with the costs of continuing this initiative, and also with the task of ensuring the suitability and the quality of provision for their own specific needs. While larger companies can afford to hire a specialist service provider to deliver and monitor programs, smaller companies are often in some difficulty with this complex task. The article addresses the need to identify practical and efficient ways of judging the progress that workplace learners of English make. One issue which causes difficulty is the proliferation of standardized tests which could be used to evaluate workplace English programs. The authors list five professionally produced and standardized tests, each of which specifies that training in the testing method must be undertaken before the tests are administered. ...Show more
Education: Critique of the article “Evaluating Workplace English Programs.” This review is chosen because it deals with an issue that I have observed often in my own working experience: the low quality of assessment that occurs in many workplace learning situations, both at the outset of a program and at its conclusion…
This statement is true for both parties in his estimation. The school district lacks the time to enact a well-developed public relations plan, and the public has apathy toward education that prevents them from becoming involved. After spending one of his five pages introducing the topic, Vollmer finally addresses the topic of his article’s title, the Great Conversation.
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is increases their stress levels since it is their responsibility to safeguard the lives of their passengers and ensure they reach their respective destinations safely.
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