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Title: Constructing the cosmopolitan subject: Teaching secondary school literature in Singapore
Authors: Poon, Angelia Mui Cheng
Keywords: Literature education
Secondary schools
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Poon, A. M. C. (2010). Constructing the cosmopolitan subject: Teaching secondary school literature in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 30(1), 31-41.
Abstract: This article discusses the ambitious educational reforms of the Singapore government in response to the challenges of globalization vis-a-vis the specific issues arising from the case of teaching Literature in secondary schools. It shows how the Singapore state is invested in a particular view of globalization and argues how recent scholarly moves to recuperate the notion of cosmopolitanism may provide an alternative view. Turning to cosmopolitanism as an intellectual and ethical goal when considering curricular changes to Literature may also help revitalize the subject and garner a more significant role for it in the scripting of Singapore as a nation and global city for the future.
Description: This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Asia Pacific Journal of Education. The published version is available online at
ISSN: 0218-8791
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/02188790903503577
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