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Title: English for all : repositioning English across the curriculum
Authors: Spiteri, Doreen
Keywords: Curriculum change -- Malta
English language -- Study and teaching -- Curricula -- Malta
English language -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Academic language -- Malta
Issue Date: 2019-12
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: Spiteri, D. (2019). English for all : repositioning English across the curriculum. Malta Review of Educational Research, 13(2), 194-208.
Abstract: The curricular reform underway is ostensibly aimed at providing an equitable education for all which acknowledges the different pathways learners may take and their different rates of development. Additional contenders for the reasons behind the reform lie in the acknowledgement that schools could be delivering more to improve results on international examinations and to increase the numbers of qualified school leavers as well as the numbers of those continuing into post-secondary and tertiary education. To achieve this, the discourse of teaching and learning is being reframed as one of outcomes of learning. While there are potential benefits in competency-based models of education, it is here argued that a part- solution to the problems that prompted the reform might lie in improving students’ academic literacy skills. In an educational context where several school subjects are mediated through English, where classes are increasingly multilingual, where post-secondary and tertiary education is mediated through English, where mobility is a growing trend, focussing on academic literacy skills is a worthwhile goal.
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