FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

1996/97 Semester 1

Level 300 -- ENGLISH LANGUAGE


EL310 Special Topic: Language & Literature in Education

The course explores the relationship between English language and literature studies with particular reference to contexts of education in the UK and outside the UK (with a special emphasis on Singapore). In the context of education in the UK, particular attention will be paid to:

The course will also embrace particular case studies in areas which have become of central importance in the UK and which have occasioned large-scale public and professional debates:

The focus of contexts of education in Great Britain will be the main focus for the first half of the course.


The second half of the course will focus more extensively on language and literature in education outside the UK, with a special emphasis on the situation in Singapore. Particular attention will be given to Singapore.

Assessment for the course will be by means of essay and practical tutorial assignment.


Background Reading

Carter, R. A. 1995. Keywords in Language and Literacy. Routledge, London.

Carter, R. A. (ed.). Knowledge about Language and the Curriculum. Hodder and Stoughton, Sevenoaks.

Carter, R. A. and McCarthy, M. J. 1994. Language as Discourse. Longman, Harlow.

Carter, R. A. and Nash, W. 1990. Seeing through Language: A Guide to Styles of English Writing. Blackwell, Oxford.

Foley, J. 1987. New Englishes: The Case of Singapore. Singapore University Press, Singapore.

Gopinathan, S., Pakir, A., Ho, W. K. and Saravanan, V. (eds.). 1994. Language and Education in Singapore: Issues and Trends . Times Academic Press, Singapore.

Harris, J. 1994. Introducing Writing. Penguin, Harmondsworth.

James, C. and Garret, P. (eds.). Language Awareness in the Classroom. Longman, Harlow.

Widdowson, H. G. 1992. Practical Stylistics. OUP, Oxford.

Wilkinson, J. 1995. Introducing Standard English. Penguin, Harmondsworth.

Yip, S. K. J. and Sim W. K. 1990. Evolution of Educational Excellence: 25 Years of Education in the Republic of Singapore. Longman, Singapore.