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ERIC Number: EJ1141616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0958-5176
"I Assume They Don't Think!": Teachers' Perceptions of Normal Technical Students in Singapore
Heng, Mary Anne; Atencio, Matthew
Curriculum Journal, v28 n2 p212-230 2017
Teachers' attitudes and beliefs about students in a particular grouping hierarchy are shaped by their ideological views. Within education systems that have high international profiles, such as Singapore, what has been less explored is how teachers think about and interact with students who are seemingly positioned as being "low-ability" or "low achieving" within disadvantaged education contexts. This paper accordingly examines teachers' perceptions of "Normal Technical" students in Singapore. The findings underscore the need to understand teachers' interpretations and thinking about teaching and learning processes that influence classroom practice. This is a necessary starting point for pedagogical innovation and change in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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