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Title: A study of Singapore's Learning Support Programme: Educating from the heart
Authors: Vaish, Viniti, 1964-
Issue Date: 2012
Series/Report no.: Research Brief;12-004;
Abstract: This research project, which takes a sociocultural approach to the investigation of language and literacy, is a baseline study of pedagogy in Singapore's Learning Support Programme (LSP). The LSP is an early intervention programme for children with weak reading skills in English. The main aim of the project was to investigate how Learning Support Co-ordinators (LSCs) teach low-track students. Data includes a survey of LSCs, interviews with teachers and focal students, and video footage of classrooms from five schools. The findings reported here focus on questioning patterns of teachers and students, teachers' beliefs about bilingualism, level of student engagement, allocation of whole language versus code-based skills in the classroom, and interactional patterns in the classroom.
Description: This brief was based on the project OER 28/08 VV: Building English Competencies in Bilingual Underachievers: A Baseline Study of Singapore's Learning Support Programme.
ISSN: 2010-3093
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