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ERIC Number: EJ914986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Educational Policy and Children's Experience: Running Records in the Lower Primary Singaporean English Language Classroom
Jones, Sally Ann
Education 3-13, v39 n1 p49-64 Feb 2011
In this article, I report on a small project involving the use of guided reading groups, levelled texts and running records in a multilingual primary school in Singapore. I focus on running records and ask whether their use is suitable pedagogically and practically for the Singaporean context. The analysis of 22 records of primary one and primary two children shows differences in the knowledge and strategies used by the different cohorts, and reading miscues related particularly to the languages and varieties of English spoken in Singapore. The analysis also shows a tension between the educational documentation and the children's experiences of reading. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore