29 Nov '13, 8pm

Parents vs Education System - Eight percent per annum - Blogger

Parents vs Education System - Eight percent per annum - Blogger

A discussion on Singapore's education system will almost always come face to face with kiasu parents. The logic goes like this: Yes Singapore's education system is not perfect. We have teachers that keep leaving to become private tutors because they actually get the pay they deserved teaching at Learning Lab, the elite enrichment school. And enjoy the work they do i.e. teaching. Not like now, where public school teachers are doing a bunch of ECAs and other unrelated stuff like preparing a visit for Ministers etc. Ok, next issue: our education system focuses on teaching ahead of the curve. In the past kids learned multiplication and math problem sums way later. Today they are doing these before they enter Primary One. Maybe in 20 years, Primary One kids will have to solve differential equations or do Laplace transformation. Geez, that would be fun. But wait, that's because ...

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  1. 31 Dec '13, 11am

    Teachers are the noblest profession in the world. Teachers should be recruited in the institutes as per a strict criteria and they should be compensated accordingly so that they do not have any reservations. There should be a proper system of evaluation and compensation for teachers. Institutes should follow certain guidelines and procedures http://www.iao.org/iao/accreditation-detail.asp in order to develop a framework for teachers.

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