Sunday, July 08, 2012
School Pressure in Singapore
Sunday Times today. Such stories of school kiasu-ism have gone on for years.
The NaviMap explains why.
All our remedies so far has been to slow down this reinforcing loop, but lasting effect can only come from Box 4 - Wider Concept of Success. Tharman tried to get this started (has to be a slow process) by creating an education system and eventually a society where there are "many peaks instead of one peak". May be that is why they are investing so heavily in primary schools to make every neighborhood school a good school. This is really long term thinking but not well communicated to the people.
Errata: The blue arrow from Box 4 to Box 1 should be a dashed arrow!
Posted by PengYou at 9:11 AM