TITLE

Challenges in Curriculum Development: A Singapore Model for EFL Tertiary Educators from China

AUTHOR(S)
Alsagoff, Lubna; Ee-Ling Low
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
RELC Journal;Aug2007, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p229
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Postgraduate Diploma in English Language Teaching (PGDELT) programme at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore provides an interesting case study of how economic and entrepreneurial concerns and aspirations in modern university settings have played a role alongside pedagogical motivations in shaping the development of the curriculum of English Language Teaching (ELT) teacher education programmes. In this article, we trace the development of the PGDELT which began as a programme to train the classroom practitioner to one that aspires to also develop the transformative intellectual. While this evolution has clearly been motivated by sociocultural and pedagogical concerns viz. changing teacher education paradigms and national educational initiatives, economic developments such as China's rapid economic progress and the expanding role of English as a global language in the region have also provided a significant impetus.
ACCESSION #
26562712

 

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