26 Nov '14, 12am

5 reasons why we should get rid of the PSLE for good: @MOEsg

5 reasons why we should get rid of the PSLE for good: @MOEsg

This article is adapted from “The case for doing away with the PSLE ” by Andrew Yeo Zhi Jian, a Research Assistant (Special Projects) at IPS. The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) has been around since 1960. It is like soap opera, where the chief protagonists are the students, parents and teachers. They spend nine months gearing up for what they see as a “make-or-break” event. At the heart of their story is a subplot involving the external markets of housing and tuition. But is all these drama necessary? Here are 5 reasons why it is about time the PSLE can be scrapped for good: 1. Stressful for young children From a child’s perspective, the PSLE period is stressful and filled with uncertainty. For many, the PSLE is the sole determinant of entry into a secondary school, although some will treat it as a last chance to make good. Moreover, the PSLE also has a priming ...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2014/11/5-reasons-why-we-should-get-...

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