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[Mothership] Social Studies guidebook with controversial content not MOE-approved textbook

[Mothership] Social Studies guidebook with controversial content not MOE-approved textbook

The Secondary 3 Social Studies guidebook that has triggered Singaporeans is not on the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) approved textbook list, MOE confirmed on Wednesday, March 14. Sec 3 Social Studies guide: Speak Singlish, play in HDB estate show low socio-economic status Advertisement Photos of a page from the book has been widely shared on Facebook as the content has been criticised for its description of people with “lower SES”, which stands for “Socio-Economic Status”. The guidebook, Complete Guide to GCE O-Level Social Studies Volume 1 , is published by MarketAsia Books. It defined SES as a factor “that shapes a person’s identity”. A list of personal choices purportedly undertaken by someone with lower SES included “using Singlish or different dialects in daily conversation”, playing “sports like soccer or basketball” at local HDB estates, “eating at hawker centres or...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/03/social-studies-guidebook-no...

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