Grammar Error Strike Hard: Language Proficiency Testing of Hong Kong Teachers and the Four "Noes"

@article{Glenwright2005GrammarES,
  title={Grammar Error Strike Hard: Language Proficiency Testing of Hong Kong Teachers and the Four "Noes"},
  author={Philip Douglas Lane Glenwright},
  journal={Journal of Language, Identity \& Education},
  year={2005},
  volume={4},
  pages={201 - 226}
}
  • P. Glenwright
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Language, Identity & Education
This article first reviews important issues of language, power, and testing. It then examines in critical fashion a particular instance of the use of language testing by the Hong Kong government, namely, the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT). Treating the LPAT developments as a form of narrative rather than debate, it presents analysis through a context-events-problem-solution-evaluation discourse sequence that perpetuates nonresolution. This procedure permits ongoing… 
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