Analysis of English-Chinese Bilingual Education Policies in Singapore and China
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- China; Singapore; bilingual education Policy; English language teaching
Singapore used the bilingual education approach and was successful in bringing about prosperity through education, enabling it to overtake less developed nations and earn the moniker of “Ethnic Expo” and “Language Expo.” According to the analysis of the Singapore Ministry of Education’s 1978 report, bilingual education in Singapore should be tailored to the needs of the students. A reform of the educational system should be started to strengthen the teaching of English and native languages in kindergarten and implement a streaming system in primary and secondary schools. The development of bilingual pupils who are eager to study and possess effective communication skills is the specific aim of bilingualism in Singapore. Singapore’s language policy, which is currently English and bilingual, was created and carried out in a way that serves as an example for many other nations. This study aims to describe the background, content, implementation, and characteristics of the three-way bilingual education model in Singapore, to identify and analyze the issues, to ascertain the factors impeding the development of the model, to highlight the benefits and experiences of the model in Singapore, and to make suggestions that can be used in China.
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TY - CONF AU - Hanyue Shi PY - 2023 DA - 2023/07/11 TI - Analysis of English-Chinese Bilingual Education Policies in Singapore and China BT - Proceedings of the 2023 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (SSHA 2023) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 372 EP - 378 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_47 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_47 ID - Shi2023 ER -