09 Feb '12, 5am

Selfish reasons

It is sad that our education system has produced people who act in a selfish manner, as explained in this article. http://singaporedesk.blogspot.com/2012/02/selfish-reasons.html This is the outcome of a competitive model. By stressing "excellence", we encourage our young to compete at an early age, and to develop a selfish character. We need to change our education system to reflect the necessary values in life. We have to follow the approach taken in Finland, where they emphasize "equity" more than "excellence" as explained in this article. http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Koulutus/koulutuspolitiikka/?lang=en AFTER NOTE: I want to be frank and to state the root of the problem. It is more than just the education system. When I bought my 5 room flat in Marine Parade in 1975 for $36,000, it was affordable not only to me, but to most of my neighbours. We were able to pay for the flat...

Full article: http://tankinlian.blogspot.com/2012/02/selfish-reasons.html

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