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Meeting disciplinary literacy demands in content learning: The Singapore Perspective

Ho, C.M.L., Rappa, N.A. and Tang, K-S (2018) Meeting disciplinary literacy demands in content learning: The Singapore Perspective. In: Tang, K-S and Danielsson, K., (eds.) Global Developments in Literacy Research for Science Education. Springer, Cham, pp. 45-60.

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This chapter examines how systemic language and literacy support for content-area teachers to enhance their students’ learning is realised in Singapore with a focus on science at the secondary level. It highlights theoretical underpinnings that inform the perspective of disciplinary literacy guiding this work and describes how disciplinary literacy is contextualised in Singapore against what is broadly understood as effective communication. It unpacks the nature and extent of systemic support for developing literacy in science with specific reference to the professional learning courses and school-based collaborative research. The chapter addresses the challenges encountered and discusses the implications which impact curriculum and pedagogy in the integration of disciplinary literacy practices to meet students’ needs in the learning of science.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Springer, Cham
Copyright: © 2018 Springer International Publishing AG
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