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|Title: ||AN INVESTIGATION OF THE WASHBACY EFFECT OF THE ETHIOPIAN SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE (ESLC) ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAMINATION|
|Authors: ||DEREJE, NEGEDE|
|Advisors: ||Dr. Dejenie Leta|
|Keywords: ||WASHBACK EFFECT|
ETHIOPIAN SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE (ESLC) ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAMINATION
|Copyright: ||May-2000 |
|Date Added: ||22-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||This study investigates the washback effect of the ESLC English language examination 0 n
what happens in secondary school language classrooms.
The study employed various methodological techniques such as questionnaire, interviews
with Grade 12 English teachers, with the English Curriculum Designer, and with the Senior
Expert in English Language Examination Development, and classroom Observation.
Besides, to examine whether or not the ESLC English language examination mirrors the
secondary school English textbooks, the contents and methods of the textbooks and the 1997,
1998 and 1999 ESLC English language examination papers were analyzed and compared.
The results of the study revealed that ESLC English language examination has an impact on
the secondary school English language classrooms. Moreover, there was strong undesirable
ESLC English language examination's impact on the teaching content and-to some degree-on
teaching methodology as well as on students' study technique. Evidence of negative
washback on the way teachers design tests/examinations was also observed.
The ESLC English language examination failed to adequately reflect the secondary school
English language textbooks.
Based on the results of the findings, conclusions were drawn and recommendations made .|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language|
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