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Title: Research in Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching and Learning in Singapore (2000–2007)
Author: RaniRubdy
Institution: Nanyang Technological University
Author: T. RuanniF.Tupas
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Institution: National University of Singapore
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Abstract: In this review of research in applied linguistics and language teaching and learning in Singapore, more than one hundred national publications for the period 2000–2007 will be reviewed. Since this period encompasses certain changes that were introduced in Singapore schools at the start of the new millennium, it would be appropriate to take stock of the studies that showcase these changes. These studies fall under five main areas of local research: norms, standards and models; English language curriculum and policy; reading and writing instruction and research; mother tongue teaching and learning; and the teaching of English to international students. In this review, representative work under each research area will be discussed, and this will be done within the broad historical and sociopolitical context of research in Singapore. The results of the review suggest that practical concerns assume priority over theoretical issues, which are relegated to secondary importance. This can be explained in terms of the role of the state in education reform and governance and its top–down decision-making processes, the impact of globalization on education, and the role of education in the management of race relations in the country.

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This article appears in Language Teaching Vol. 42, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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