13 Mar '18, 4pm

Sec 3 Social Studies guide: Speak Singlish, play in HDB estate show low socio-economic status

Sec 3 Social Studies guide: Speak Singlish, play in HDB estate show low socio-economic status

A Secondary 3 Express/ Normal Academic assessment book is causing lower socio-economic status Singaporeans to be triggered. The text, Complete Guide to O-Level Social Studies Vol 1 , by Rowan Luc, is a handy studying companion that supposedly supplements the official syllabus taught in schools in Singapore. However, its over-simplification of a highly sensitive topic on class divide is rubbing Singaporeans the wrong way. After all, the oft-cited figure is that 85 percent of the population here live in HDB flats. What did the book say about socio-economic status? The book’s content presented socio-economic status in binary terms: Higher and lower socio-economic statuses. If you belong to the higher socio-economic status, the book said you: • Use formal English in daily conversation or at home • Play sports or tennis at an exclusive country club • Have regular fine dining at...

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