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ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy
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ป โท Singapore bilingual education policy

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  • 1. By Natchaya Tangtrakun550 132 004
  • 2. ObjectivesTo study English take on the role as the main languageof Singapore education and communicationTo study how these policies effect three ethnicsgroups; Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian in Singapore
  • 3. SingaporeChinese 77%Mandarin ChineseMalaysians 14%MalaysIndians 8%Tamil
  • 4. Singapore Bilingual Education Policy(The key feature of the Singapore education sys tem)The government of Singapore Launches the Bilingual Education Policy for thecitizen Assigns the Ministry of Education to set and providethe Bilingual Education System and curriculum
  • 5. Aims of Bilingual Education PolicyTo help the students discover their talent, potential, interest andlearning styleTo develop in students an enduring core of competences, valueand characterTo ensure that their skills and knowledge taught in school meetthe challenge of 21st centuryTo equip students with language competencies to access AsianCulturesTo enable them to appreciate students’ heritage
  • 6. Bilingual Education PolicyEnglish To be recognized as the medium language Used in the subject-matter curriculum Used in main instruction at all school
  • 7. Primary School Education
  • 8. Secondary School Education
  • 9. Pre-University Education
  • 10. The Examination The government requires the students in each level to dothe examinations before study further in the higher level Primary school: Primary School Language Examination(PSLE) Secondary school: Cambridge General Certificate ofCurriculum Ordinary (GCE “O” Level Examination) University: Cambridge General Certificate ofCurriculum Advance (GCE “A” Level Examination)
  • 11. Second Language Acquisition AssumptionsUnderlying Singapore Bilingual Education Policy Beginning a second language early leads to higherproficiency Lee Kwan Yew said “a belief that children will learnEnglish better the earlier they start learning thelanguage.” This urged Malaysians and Indians to increase their useEnglish in order to improve the education achievementto their children Parents send their children to Eng-medium preschoolprogram
  • 12.  Home language development is not academicallyhelpful to development of English language skills Singapore education policy is bilingual, so thegovernment requires students to study official mothertongue as a subject in English-medium schooling The students who use English as home language insteadof their mother tongue, they will lead to academicsuccess in English
  • 13.  More time devoted to earn a language will result ingreater proficiency in language For preschool program, the students were not achieve ahigh level of proficiency in English, so the governmentrequired Mathematic and Science to be taught inEnglishThe two alphabetic language are similarEnglish is not difficult for the Malaysians and Indians tolearn because of similarities of alphabetMaintaining the ethnic language will protect ethnicidentity, a sense of rootedness and cultural values
  • 14. Teacher QualityTeachers To be nurtured and motivated to achieve the best inline with the aspiration and interest To receive pre-service training at National Institute ofEducation (NIE) To encourage them to use research findings to improveclassroom practices
  • 15. ICT To enhance students’ learning experience To equip the students with the critical competencies tosucceed in knowledge To enrich the learning environment of students
  • 16. Partnership with Parents For deliver an education by involve and support schoolprograms To encourage parents and community to work togetherwith school To provide conductive learning environment inschools, homes and communities
  • 17. Singapore’s Education System’sSucceeded Singapore builds strong linguistic foundation through bilingualpolicy Students seem to master English well enough to learnMathematic and Science content at high level of achievement IEA Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 2001provide an interesting source of evidence of students’ Englishreading skills. Their score are higher than international average Singaporeans performs very well on both literacy andinformational purposes on English reading In 1998, More than 60% of students, they pass the “Cambridge“O” level examination and can study in Universities
  • 18. The Interviewing with Ethnic Groupsin Singapore Indian couple and students said Most of Indian children enroll in the normal school fortaking bilingual education and curriculum as same asChinese and Malaysians
  • 19.  At the present, the children usually use English ashome language for communicate with their familiesand friends, but just a small group of them speak Indo-European languages; Bengali, Hindi, and Punjabi The children can learn the Mother Tongue language,Tamil, at school. They can learn the Indo-European language, religious,culture and tradition from Indian temples or religiousinstitutions
  • 20.  An Chinese Teacher, named Tasha (on the right)said In her school, most of teachers don’t put muchinformation to their students. They are trying to give an assignment to them forsearching the knowledge outside classes. The teachers put the values in action by buildingstudents character through community involvementprograms.
  • 21. For students’ English improvement It depends on different domains for English like theplaces or institutions that the language is used. If the students speak English at schools or institutionswhere have the fluent English speakers, they canpractice their English in the proper way. Sometime, the places may force them to use formalEnglish such as schools’ platform. The Mother Tongue language is also an obstacle thatcan effect to the students English speaking andpronunciation.
  • 22. Questions&Thank you
  • 23. References en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Singapore En.wikipedia,.org/wiki/Language_education_in_Singapore http://libguides.nl.sg/content.php www.lingref.com/isb/047ISB4PDF www.pl.sg/doc_RH_Bilingual%20Education%20Policy www.abtassoc.us/articles/Ddixon_IJBEB_2005.pdf

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