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Choo, Suzanne S. – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Recent debates among scholars in Literature education have led to polarizing views about the aims of the subject. The debate reignites ancient quarrels about the aesthetic and political values of literary study and relatedly, the different pedagogical approaches to teaching. In the first part of this paper, I explore the aesthetic-political divide…
Descriptors: Ethics, Literature, Teaching Methods, Political Attitudes
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Choo, Suzanne S. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2018
Given the realities of this increasingly connected, complex, and conflicting age, governments and policymakers around the world are recognizing the importance of global education. The field of literacy has not been immune to the pressure to globalize. Today, the notion of literacy must account not merely for social processes but also for global…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Literature, Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism
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Choo, Suzanne S. – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
With global risks such as terrorism, fundamentalism, and xenophobia permeating our everyday consciousness, there is a pressing need for educators to cultivate in their students a cosmopolitan hospitality toward multiple and marginalized others in the world. Yet, despite growing interest in ethics among literary scholars, theorizations of ethical…
Descriptors: Ethics, Literature, Teaching Methods, Criticism
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Choo, Suzanne S. – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2014
English education has played a vital role in facilitating Singapore's global city ambitions since the country's independence. While the state has prioritized English education's cognitive objective emphasizing information processing and effective communication skills, it has given insufficient attention to the role of English in equipping students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, English Instruction, English Curriculum