An analysis of the Singapore Social Studies Secondary curriculum. Does it meet the needs of a globalised world?. Overview.
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Does it meet the needs of a globalised world?
A report by Singapore’s Ministry of Education, “Education is about preparing our people for the future. To thrive in the world in 2015, Singaporeans need strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills. They have to be more risk-taking, entrepreneurial, and able to tolerate greater ambiguity. Most importantly, they need to continuously learn, unlearn, and relearn to remain relevant in a dynamic environment.”
Merryfield’s criteria of worldmindedness, the thinking of “Us” as a global society based on Lawthong’s (2003) list.
“……Even if nationalistic intention of the government’s policy and implementation of citizenship education was tacitly agreed by teachers, as state employees, their understandings and classroom practice demonstrated an independence of citizenship education landscape, despite the appearance of tight controls. …..Teachers are the key figures in implementing education policies.”