The adaptation of language testing models to national testing of school graduates in Nepal : processes, problems and emerging issues

Giri, Ram Ashish (2005) The adaptation of language testing models to national testing of school graduates in Nepal : processes, problems and emerging issues. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

The school education system in Nepal is chronically under-resourced, severely lacking in infrastructure and school teachers are often untrained and demoralised. The isolation of remote areas in the mountainous terrain, the effects of a ten-year civil war, and a culture impregnated with respect for traditional hierarchical, rule- and memory-based modes of instruction exacerbate this situation. This research is a study of the current SLC English test and how it may be adapted to better suit the testing and educational needs of secondary school education in Nepal. Further, it makes a contribution to knowledge about how ESL/EFL language tests may be adapted and applied in order to meet the system-wide needs for EFL testing in developing countries more generally.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15597
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Keywords English language, Ability testing, Nepal, secondary education, teachers, language tests, education, schools
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