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Vijayadevar, Sukuna; Thornton, Kate; Cherrington, Sue – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Leadership in early childhood education has been promoted as a collaborative process in which all teachers, rather than just the positional leader, are involved. Collaborative leadership practices are not well understood within the marketised Singapore early childhood education context. Beyond mandatory leadership training, little is known about…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Preschool Teachers, Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership
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Lim, Christina; Torr, Jane – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
Singaporean preschool teachers are responsible for preparing their young students for a formal education that is predominantly conducted in English. What these teachers believe about how young children learn English literacy skills is important to study, especially when much of the research is situated in very different contexts. Talking to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Preschool Teachers, Literacy, English (Second Language)
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Ling-Yin, Lynn Ang – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2006
This article presents a discussion of the new kindergarten framework in Singapore. The recent launch of the framework indicates a step forward in the field of early years, with a clear recognition of the importance of the early childhood experience. However, it also raises pertinent issues about the social, cultural, and political maxims that…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Lim, Sirene M. Y. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
This article outlines key characteristics of Singapore's national values and the preschool education context, and provides a discussion of what the spirit of play could be like in Singaporean preschools. The article uses Deweyan principles to advocate for socially just curricula in Singaporean preschools that embrace "play" as a vehicle…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Play
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Gokhale, Neelima – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
This article reports on a study based on interviews with 40 parents in Singapore. The study examined parents' views about their children's development and learning, and how these were or were not congruent with the views and practices of the childcare centre the children were attending. Findings showed that, although there were some similarities,…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Child Care, Interviews, Parent Attitudes