26 Dec '11, 6am

Singaporeans Stupid - or smart?

Singaporeans Stupid - or smart? One view from Taiwan: They're good collectively, but individually they're lost. By Seah Chiang Nee. Apr 23, 2006 SINGAPOREANS are affluent, educated, but are they really survival smart? In a world of harsher living, this question that never dies has again grabbed the public focus here with a general election less than two weeks away. At the core of the debate: Without natural resources, the Singaporean increasingly has to depend on his own guile, not only a good education, to survive; has he got it? It’s not a new debate. In the past decade, the Education Ministry has changed the education system to teach independent thinking and entrepreneurship to correct some fundamental defects in the average worker. The average Singaporean is good at academic studies and works hard, but falls short on individual initiative and streetwise qualities, rely...

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