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Sun, He; Ng, Ee Lynn – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The current study explored the home and school factors that are important for Singaporean pre-schoolers' (N = 1440) early English development from K1 to P1. Language input quantity and quality factors at home (e.g., number of English books,) and at school (e.g., instructional support in class) were used to predict children's English vocabulary and…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Educational Environment, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Poh, Soon Koh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Teacher education research continues to show a gulf between teaching practices advocated in teacher preparation and practices adopted by beginning teachers in schools. Informed by the sociocultural perspective on teacher learning that foregrounds the social origin of human cognition, this article reports a qualitative study to investigate the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Mizusawa, Ken – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The recent exemplification of multiliteracies in the newly implemented English Language (EL) syllabus in Singapore clearly signals to EL teachers the great importance of integrating technology-mediated communication practices into their classrooms. An initiative of the New London Group, multiliteracies is a pedagogical approach that points to the…
Descriptors: Functional Literacy, Multiple Literacies, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Kaur, Kiren – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This article explores formative assessment enactment practices of six lower primary teachers within three primary schools in Singapore. Using a case study approach, data from interviews and lesson observations were examined to determine teachers' formative assessment enactment practices and the influences to their enactment attempts. Findings from…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Vaish, Viniti – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This paper applies the theories of linguistic distance and translanguaging to analyse the pedagogy of teaching vocabulary and grammar in English to Malay-English bilinguals who are struggling to read in English. More specifically the paper explores how the teacher tried to create cross-linguistic transfer and how the students display…
Descriptors: Indonesian Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Lim, Donna – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Writing is often considered one of the most difficult skills both to engage in and to teach. Many models of teaching writing have been offered over the years. However, the tendency is for one to enact these teaching frames solely within the confines of a single classroom or a grade level at best. In addition to this, terminology for the same…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Creative Writing, Writing Instruction, Elementary Schools
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Seilhamer, Mark Fifer; Kwek, Geraldine – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Singapore's language-in-education policies have always prescribed that only a standard variety of English be allowed in teaching and learning. This view of upholding a standard has been pervasive not only in education but also throughout Singapore's society. In this article, we review Singapore's language policy, emphasizing the functional…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Loh, Jason; Hu, Guangwei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This paper is a case study evaluating the concerns that middle leaders in Singapore schools had as they implemented a large-scale English language curriculum reform. Drawing on in-depth interviews, the study aimed to gain insights into middle leaders' perspectives. Its findings indicated that middle leadership could exert a substantial influence…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Middle Management, Administrator Attitudes
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Jones, Sally Ann – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This article is a review of research in English language education (ELE) in multilingual Singapore from 2010 to 2020. Most research activity has been in the areas of reading and writing while the least has been in speaking and listening and learning spaces. Some findings show how students may be distanced from learning and how complex thinking is…
Descriptors: Educational Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Liu, W. C.; Wang, John C. K.; Kang, H. J.; Kee, Ying Hwa – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study aims to examine the motivational profiles of Malay students in Singapore-based self-regulated learning framework (Pintrich & De Groot, 1990) and self-determination theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 1985). The sample consisted of 740 secondary school students from 24 tuition centres for Malay students only. The students were from three…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Questionnaires, Student Motivation, Student Characteristics
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Ng, Irene Y. H.; Choo, Hyekyung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Applying path analysis to 237 secondary school students and 320 post-secondary students in Singapore, parents' education was found to have important effects on adolescents' educational aspiration as mediated through educational track and adolescents' financial stress and self-esteem. This effect is strong for adolescents in both secondary and…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Socioeconomic Status, Middle Class
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Shaari, Imran – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
There are proliferations of lateral networks in the education system. This study investigates the functioning of lateral networks of teachers in a centralized system, focusing on the enabling structures and processes that afford the development of teacher agency. A multiple case study design was adapted to examine how structures and processes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Networks, Centralization, Communities of Practice
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Hairon, Salleh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The "Thinking School, Learning Nation" national policy agenda set forth in 1997 has been considered a watershed moment in the history of Singapore education as well as the nation. It has brought about a raft of new educations reforms that are both comprehensive and intensive in nature. It has also brought about a succeeding education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Policy
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Costes-Onishi, Pamela; Baildon, Mark; Aghazadeh, Sima – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The challenges of the 21st century place inquiry as a necessary pedagogical orientation to educate young people for the future. In Singapore, inquiry-based learning is a core feature in social studies and the humanities subjects (geography and history) and has been extended recently to curriculum in the arts. Its centrality in the education system…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Educational Innovation, Educational Improvement
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Tan, Michael – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This article considers the future of STEM education in Singapore, with implications for comparable schooling systems. The Thinking Schools Learning Nation (TSLN) interventions since 1997 brought changes to science education ostensibly for economic competitiveness, the results of which can only become visible in international comparisons in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Educational Change, Intervention
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