Education in Singapore. A Response to Economic Challenges & Nation Building. Education during the Colonial Period (1819-1945). Mission Schools – English medium Singapore Free School (1834) – later RI (1963) King Edward VII College of Medicine (1905) Raffles College (1926)
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A Response to Economic Challenges
& Nation Building
existed entirely on their own resources
Politicized threat to the govt
New Economic Challenges
What was the focus in the 1990s?
to develop the manpower needed for the push to high tech and knowledge intensive products and services
Integrated Programme/ Through Train (2003)
Future Schools (2008)
- NUS Maths & Science School
- School of Science & Technology
- School of the Arts
- Singapore Sports School
- Pathlight & Northlight Schools
What are the features of our education system?
Do you agree with what the government has done so far?
What would you do differently?
‘Instilling and reinforcing national loyalty through National Education is the main consideration of our education system’.
Do you agree with the statement? EYA