29 May '15, 9am

1. What is the school system with its emphasis on exams doing to our children? A survey showed that one in...

1. What is the school system with its emphasis on exams doing to our children? A survey showed that one in...

that Singapore has topped a global school ranking survey published by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) predictably made the local headlines. What the study doesn't ask are three fundamental questions of education: 1. What is the school system with its emphasis on exams doing to our children? The number of children warded for “aggressive, suicidal or hallucination tendencies” at the IMH jumped by 35% in 5 years (from 2005 to 2010). Mental health professionals attribute these problems to academic stress. (here ) An earlier survey showed that one in three students say they sometimes think that life is not worth living because of the fear of exams. “That’s scary,” a psychiatrist said. “What kind of life are we putting our kids through if they’re so frightened of examinations?” (here ) 2. What kinds of parents and students are we producing? The ...

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