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  • Moulding the Future of our Nation: The Role of the Humanities

    By: IPS Editor | Jul 06, 2018 | Hits: 9792

    Mrs Eugenia Lim, Principal, Mrs Shermaine Tang, Vice-Principal, Madam Ho Hui Ping, Vice-Principal, Teachers and Students. Thank you for inviting me to share my thoughts with you this morning. Tribute To Teachers It is a special pleasure to speak to 200 teachers.  A few years ago, the Ministry of Education published a small book of…..

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  • Inequality has a geographic dimension – between and within neighbourhoods in Singapore

    By: admintest admintest | May 30, 2018 | Hits: 3176

    The two weeks of intense discussion on the presidential address in parliament has unanimously pointed to the danger of inequality and hardening social mobility in Singapore.   The city-state has one of the highest income disparity levels among developed economies, though not among other global cities, before taxes and government transfers. In the long run, this rift will undermine…..

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  • Aim for 4G leaders: Equalise vocational, academic pathways

    By: admintest admintest | May 15, 2018 | Hits: 1666

    The egalitarian ideal of being a fair and just society remains strong in Singapore. Indeed, this was a central theme in President Halimah Yacob’s address in Parliament on Monday, when she said the Government would tackle inequality “vigorously”. After all, the country’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew set up as an article of faith…..

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  • Concerns about parents hot-housing pre-schoolers

    By: admintest admintest | Aug 25, 2017 | Hits: 1112

    In his National Day Rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlighted the Government’s commitment to enhance pre-school education. It is indeed timely for Singapore to extend its focus to pre-school education, given research on the positive impact of early childhood experiences on life outcomes. Access to pre-school education also boosts social mobility, as many…..

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  • Change the Way We Conduct Citizenship Education

    By: admintest admintest | Mar 03, 2017 | Hits: 1536

    I am part of a team of students and teachers currently working with Riverside Secondary School on their Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) programme. A year ago, we surveyed 100 students from secondary schools, polytechnics and junior colleges on the CCE programme and found the following: 75% felt the programmes were necessary but require improvements…..

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