Others

1. Encyclopedia items
 
Shohamy, E. 1997. Language assessment.141-152, in Tucker, R. and Corson, D.  (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language and Education, Volume 4,  Kluwer Academic Publishers.
 
Shohamy, E. 1999. Impact (of language tests). In Spolsky, B. (ed.) The Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Elsevier Science Limited.  
 
2. Invited position paper
 
Shohamy, E. and Spolsky B. 1994. Position paper on language policy in Israel
requested by the Israeli minister of education, Prof. Rubinstein (led to the introduction of a new language policy in the Israeli school systems).
 
 
3. Reports  (partial list since 1993)
 
Shohamy, E. and others. 1993. 1994. Evaluation of intervention program of teaching English in disadvantaged areas of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Report submitted to the Tel Aviv municipality.
 
Shohamy, E. and others. 1993, 1994, 1995. Evaluating teaching of English at an early age in the city of Tel Aviv. Three reports submitted to the Tel Aviv municipality.
 
Shohamy, E. and B. Spolsky and others, 1996. Language education in Israel.  5 reports on  policy and practice of five languages taught in Israel. Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv University. Reports submitted to the Ministry of Education. 
 
Spolsky, B., Shohamy, E., and others, 1997 Language education in Israel. 5 reports on policy and practice of language policy in Israel. Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv University. Reports submitted to the Ministry of Education. 
 
Shohamy, E. and Donitsa-Schmidt, S. 1988. Jews vs. Arabs: Language attitudes and stereotypes. Reports submitted to the Steinmetz Center for Peace Research. Tel Aviv University, 1998.
 
Shohamy E., Donitsa-Schmidt, S. and others  1998. Language proficiency of immigrants at the work place. Report submitted to the Sapir Center for Research, Tel Aviv University.
 
Levin, T. Shohamy, E. Spolsky B. 2003. Academic achievement of immigrant children in Israel. Report submitted to the Ministry of Education.
 
Ben Raphael, E. Shohamy, E., Amara M. and Trumper-Hecht, N. 2004. Linguistic landscape and multiculturalism: A Jewish-Arab comparative study. Reports submitted to the Steinmetz Center for Peace Research. Tel Aviv University.


Shohamy, E. and Inbar, O. 2006. Evaluating English programs of first grade learners in English taught by home-room teachers vs. ‘professional’ English teachers. Report submitted to the Ministry of Education, Jan 1 2006.
 
Shohamy, E., Inbar, O. and Poehner, M. E.  2008. Investigating assessment perceptions and practices in the advanced foreign language classroom. Research report, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER), the Pennsylvania State University.

About Elana

 
Elana Shohamy is Professor of  Language Education at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University where she researches a variety of topics related to language policy in the context of conflicts and co-existence in multilingual societies, mostly of Israel. 
 
Elana Shohamy is a professor of Language Education at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University where she researches topics of multilingualism within the contexts of critical framework, language rights and co-existence.

Her work in language testing focuses on the power and misuses of tests in education and society and more recently on multilingual testing. The work in language policy addresses mechanisms used for creating de facto policies that penalize immigrants and minority groups.

In the past decade Elana researches ample dimensions of Linguistic Landscape (LL), referring to languages displayed in public spaces with a focus on LL as arenas of conflicts and contestation. Her books include: The Languages of Israel: Policy, ideology and practice (w/ B. Spolsky, 1999); The power of tests: A critical perspective of the uses of language tests (2001); Language policy: Hidden agendas and new approaches (2006); Linguistic landscape: expanding the scenery, (ed. w/ Durk Gurter, 2009); and Linguistic landscape in the city  (ed. w/ Ben Rafael and Barni, 2010). Elana is the editor of the journal Language Policy and the winner of the 2010 lifetime achievement award granted by ILTA in Cambridge, UK.

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