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Coding the transformation of Chinese pedagogical practices in Singapore primary schools: A study of experiment
Chinese language
experimental class
control class
student centred
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Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, 2008
In Singapore, the education system has been successively tried and tested by language-ineducation
planning initiatives and pedagogical innovations over the past half an century. In order
to change the current “unproductive” classroom practice, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has
developed and experimented a modular approach in Grade 1 and Grade 2 of 25 primary schools
since mid-2005. To find out whether the teaching principles of the curriculum are implemented in
the classroom, we have designed a research project and used a classroom coding approach to
explore whether the teaching principles and pedagogical emphasis of the new approach are
achieved at the level of implementation. While this paper reports the major findings and their
implications for future curriculum development in Singapore, it is our hope that our conclusions
also shed some light on some other education systems as a whole.
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CRP 15/05 LYB
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