16 Aug '12, 5am

Diary of A Singaporean Mind: One Radical and Risky Idea....

Remember the future does not need to be the same as the past. Nobody mandates we have to walk along the same direction. If you look at our education system, where really is it heading? We are beginning to resemble the pressure cooker systems in S.Korea[The Herald-Sun - Teen takes reel look at S Korean schools ] Japan and China. There is no competitive advantage going on this path. For a person to realize his full potential, pressure and stress is not required - what stress, streaming, intense competition and banding does is to turn our children into winners and losers. The great irony of this whole system is after putting our own children through "Singapore maths" and other forms of pressuring mental acrobatics, we have fill our universities (esp engineering, maths, physics,science courses...) with foreign students from other countries. We can definitely do better for our ...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2012/08/one-radical-and...

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