pISSN : 1976-1961

Singapore Preschool Teachers' Responses to the Introduction of A Framework for a Kindergarten Curriculum in the Context of 3 Preschool Settings



AUTHOR : Lynn Ang Ling-Yin

INFORMATION : page. 55~81 / 2008 Vol.2 No.1


ABSTRACT

This paper is based on a British Academy funded research proj ect on teachers' responses to the introduction of the Singapore preschool curriculum titled A Framework for a Kindergarten Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2003 ) . 1 5 teachers from 3 preschools were interviewed and their views analyzed to identify issues in the implementation of the new curriculum. The teachers in this pilot study welcomed the curriculum framework but had reservations about it. For them, the three main issues were limitations in funding and resources to implement the Framework, a need for training, and the expectations of parents for a more formal approach to the curriculum. The cultural and economic context in which the preschools are located seem to have some influence on the teachers' ability to implement the Framework and on how the curriculum is delivered to children.

Keyword :

curriculum,national policy,teachers' views,Singapore kindergarten


Introduction



The Singapore preschool context



Situating the Framework in the Wider Educational Context of Singapore



The Focus of Study



Methodology



Findings and Discussion



Conclusion



References




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