Saving Chinese-language education in Singapore

  title={Saving Chinese-language education in Singapore},
  author={Cher Leng Lee},
  journal={Current Issues in Language Planning},
  pages={285 - 304}
  • C. Lee
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • Current Issues in Language Planning
Three-quarters of Singapore's population consists of ethnic Chinese, and yet, learning Chinese (Mandarin) has been a headache for many Singapore students. Recently, many scholars have argued that the rhetoric of language planning for Mandarin Chinese should be shifted from emphasizing its cultural value to stressing its economic value since China's economy is on the rise. Others have proposed that there be a wider use of Mandarin in domains outside the classroom. Given that Singapore's language… Expand
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