Curriculum integration in Singapore: Teachers' perspectives and practice
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AbstractIn this qualitative study, we examined eleven Singapore teachers' conceptions of teaching and learning as related to their experiences implementing integrated curriculum. Interviews revealed that the teachers' conceptions of integration spanned the spectrum of ideas found in relevant literature. Further, although participants saw benefits to integration, including greater engagement of learners, they also spoke of significant obstacles to its implementation, such as teachers' own perceived lack of subject knowledge and a misalignment with the assessment system. The findings, while echoing previous studies conducted in various countries, highlight implementation difficulties in settings where high stake examinations and disciplinary-based curriculum prevail. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListLam CC, Alviar-Martin T, Adler SA, Sim JBY
Journal nameTeaching and Teacher Education
Volume Number31
Pages23 - 34
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsCurriculum reform; Integrated curriculum; Singapore; Teacher conceptions
Web of Science Subject CategoriesEducation & Educational Research; EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

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