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Title Quadrilingual education in Singapore : pedagogical innovation in language education / Rita Elaine Silver, Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng, editors
Published Singapore : Springer, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Springer education innovation book series, 2211-4882
Springer education innovation book series. 2211-4882
Contents Introduction -- Chapter 1 Overarching themes, bilingual dreams and multilingual landscapes: Quadrilingual education in Singapore -- Section 1: Transitions -- Chapter 2 Transmission and development of literacy values and practices: An ethnographic study of a Malay family in Singapore -- Chapter 3 "I believe, therefore I practice": Teachers' beliefs on literacy acquisition and their classroom practices -- Chapter 4 Commentary on 'Transitions' -- Section 2: Competencies -- Chapter 5 A reading profile of Singapore primary school students and implications for reading pedagogy -- Chapter 6 Morphological awareness and reading development in bilingual English-Chinese children in Singapore -- Chapter 7 Taking stock of the effects of strategies-based instruction on writing in Chinese and English in Singapore primary classrooms -- Chapter 8 Commentary on 'Competencies' -- Section 3: Practices -- Chapter 9 Student engagement in reading -- Chapter 10 Distinctiveness and uniformity: Teaching language in Singapore primary grades 1 & 2 -- Chapter 11 Cultural representation in Teachers' talk: A functional analysis of Singapore's Chinese classroom discourse -- Chapter 12 Morphological teaching and Singaporean children's English word learning -- Chapter 13 Commentary on 'Practices' -- Section 4: Reforms -- Chapter 14 Use and impact of spoken Tamil in the early Tamil classrooms -- Chapter 15 Inculcation of Malay values and culture in language pedagogy in Singapore -- Chapter 16 Coding and comparing pedagogic features of teaching practices: What happens in Chinese language classes in Singapore's primary school? -- Chapter 17 Teaching Chinese to English-speaking Bilinguals -- Chapter 18 Commentary on 'Reforms' -- Conclusion -- Chapter 19 Final words: A reflective synthesis
Summary Annotation Exploring Singapore's language education system, this book brings together articles on each of the four languages - English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil - as well as articles that examine more than one language. It highlights past successes, current concerns and future directions for language education
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Language and education -- Singapore.
Form Electronic book
Author Silver, Rita, editor
Bokhorst-Heng, W. D. (Wendy Diana), 1962- editor
ISBN 9789812879653
9789812879677 (electronic bk.)
9812879676 (electronic bk.)