Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy D.

Quadrilingual Education in Singapore

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Table of contents

Part I. Introduction

1. Overarching Themes, Bilingual Dreams and Multilingual Landscapes: Quadrilingual Education in Singapore
Rita Elaine Silver, Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng

Part II. Transitions

2. Transmission and Development of Literacy Values and Practices: An Ethnographic Study of a Malay Family in Singapore
Mukhlis Abu Bakar

3. ‘I Believe, Therefore I Practice’: Teachers’ Beliefs on Literacy Acquisition and Their Classroom Practices
Norhaida Aman

4. Commentary on ‘Transitions’
Bob Perry

Part III. Competencies

5. A Reading Profile of Singapore Primary 1 Students and Implications for Reading Pedagogy
Chitra Shegar, Christopher S. Ward

6. Morphological Awareness and Reading Development in Bilingual English-Chinese Children in Singapore
Baoqi Sun, Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen

7. Taking Stock of the Effects of Strategies-Based Instruction on Writing in Chinese and English in Singapore Primary Classrooms
Lawrence Jun Zhang, Vahid Aryadoust, Donglan Zhang

8. Commentary on ‘Competencies’
Andy Kirkpatrick

Part IV. Practices

9. Student Engagement in Reading
Viniti Vaish

10. Distinctiveness and Uniformity: Teaching Language in Singapore Primary Grades 1 and 2
Rita Elaine Silver, Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen, Roksana Bibi Binte Abdullah, Seetha Lakshmi, Yanning Yang

11. Culture Representation in Teachers’ Talk: A Functional Analysis of Singapore’s Chinese Classroom Discourse
Yanning Yang

12. Morphological Teaching and Singaporean Children’s English Word Learning
Dongbo Zhang, Li Li

13. Commentary on ‘Practices’
Andy Hancock

Part V. Reforms

14. Use and Impact of Spoken Tamil in the Early Tamil Classrooms
Seetha Lakshmi

15. Inculcation of Malay Values and Culture in Language Pedagogy in Singapore
Roksana Bibi Binte Abdullah

16. Coding and Comparing Pedagogic Features of Teaching Practices: What Happens in Chinese Language Classes in Singapore’s Primary Schools?
Shouhui Zhao, Guowen Shang

17. Teaching Chinese to English-Speaking Bilinguals
Yeng Seng Goh, Seok Lai Lim

18. Commentary on ‘Reforms’
David Cassels Johnson

Part VI. Conclusion

19. Final Words: A Reflective Synthesis
Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng, Rita Elaine Silver

Keywords: Education, Educational Policy and Politics, Language Education, Curriculum Studies, Literacy, Learning & Instruction

Publication year
1st ed. 2016
Education Innovation Series
Upbringing, Education
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