Professional Relevance in a Multilingual World



    1. National Institute of Education Singapore
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    • Rita Elaine Silver is an associate professor in English language and literature at the National Institute of Education (NIE), in Singapore. She also works in the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice at NIE. Her current research is on the use of peer work to enhance language learning in the context of Singaporean primary schools, teacher language awareness, and pedagogical innovation. Through her research and her work as a teacher trainer in Singapore, she is also interested in policy implementation in and around bilingualism as well as issues of ‘standard’ language varieties and how that influences perceptions of language proficiency and identity.