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TitleThe development of education in Singapore, 1959-1969
AuthorChiam, Keng Woon
DescriptionThesis (M.Ed.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1976. Education
Date1975
Pagination209 leaves
SubjectEducation--Singapore
DegreeM.Ed.
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Education
DisciplineEducation
LanguageEng
Spatial CoverageSingapore
Temporal Coverage1959-1969
20th Century
NotesBibliography : leaves 202-208.
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to trace the development of education in Singapore from 1959 to 1969. -- The turning point of the educational system in Singapore occurred in 1959 when Singapore became an internally-self-governing state. The political transformation necessitated the reorientation of education. The political and economic situations in the course of the ensuing eleven years further modified the educational system both in philosophy and in organisation. -- Following a brief introduction to the demographic structure, ethnic and linguistic groups, political and economic developments, discussion is focused on the development of the entire spectrum of the educational system in Singapore: pre-school education, primary and secondary education, higher education, teacher-training, adult education and special education. For each of these, the status in 1959 is described and the policy changes and the associated implementation results over the period 1959-1969 are investigated. Problems are identified with special attention being paid to the efficacy of the government's education policy for achieving its three major social goals: (a) increased educational opportunities reflected in the principle of parity for the four language streams - English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil; (b) industrial growth; and (c) national unity. -- The identification of various problems leads to the formation of a set of recommendations for future action.
TypeText
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier76005667
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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