This was the focus of the International Conference of English Language Teacher Educators held in Hyderabad, India from 3 to 5 March 2012.
The central focus of the Conference was on the importance of assessing and evaluating ideas and practices in the training classroom as well as the efficacy of teacher education programmes and models. Against this backdrop, the Conference focused on five themes – all of which are represented in this selection of papers:
- Programme Evaluation
- Assessing Language Capability
- Assessing and Evaluating Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
- Evaluating Teacher Performance
- Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)
This collection of papers will give the reader a flavour of the spread of topics explored at the Conference, and offer an overview of ideas that continue to influence contemporary research in teacher assessment and programme evaluation. We hope this publication will encourage teachers of English and language teacher educators to contribute to the development of reliable monitoring and evaluation systems and thereby influence quality and accountability.