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Singapore teachers' espoused beliefs: links to practice
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Research Brief;10-004
This project sought to generate a fine-grained documentation of the espoused beliefs of teachers in Singapore and the links made to their classroom practice. This research brief presents the findings based on individual and focus group interviews with experienced teachers across subject disciplines and school sectors (primary and secondary). Findings revealed nine belief areas covering 77 beliefs related to classroom practice, which were also found to be pervasive, explicit and embedded. Further analysis revealed four common themes across these belief areas: the importance of the teacher’s relationship with individual students; the purpose of teachers' work; the significance of the cognitive and affective dimensions of both teaching and learning; and strong beliefs about the nature of students. There were minor differences in these beliefs across school sectors, subject discipline and gender.
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