Self-assessment of English as a foreign language in applying for jobs and higher education studies

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Author: Smith, Kari

Abstract:

This research study was intended to examine, in a non English speaking country (Israel), if users, employers and representatives of institutions of higher education accept self assessment as a valid assessment tool when selecting candidates for tertiary study or applicants for employment. A qualitative research approach was used and data was collected by means of qualitative interviews of eight subjects, four of the subjects being responsible for the employment of candidates for positions for which English is a prerequisite and four subjects from institutions of higher education. The study details the limitations users find with self assessment, finding that self assessment is more acceptable if used in combination with other assessment procedures. The data also reveal information about other approaches which are briefly dealt with in the discussion. Finally, it is suggested that the issue invites both empirical and qualitative further studies.

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This research study was intended to examine, in a non English speaking country (Israel), if users, employers and representatives of institutions of higher education accept self assessment as a valid assessment tool when selecting candidates for tertiary study or applicants for employment. A qualitative research approach was used and data was collected by means of qualitative interviews of eight subjects, four of the subjects being responsible for the employment of candidates for positions for which English is a prerequisite and four subjects from institutions of higher education. The ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Employment; Language; Higher education; Labour market; Research

Keywords: Research project

Geographic subjects: Middle East; Israel

Published: Exeter, England: Elsevier Science Ltd, 2000

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Journal title: Studies in educational evaluation

Journal volume : 26

Journal number: 4

Journal date: 2000

Pages: pp.315-330

ISSN: 0191-491X

Statement of responsibility: Kari Smith

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call Number:
TD/INT 65.45



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