07 Mar '11, 10pm

it's not all about the academic results! Education system should 'lift the tide for all Singaporeans'

SINGAPORE - Think of it not just as a single social ladder, or that the climb upward in Singapore is only possible on the rungs of science, literature and academic achievement. Instead, there should be many ladders, built with different rungs, from sports and the arts to entrepreneurship and creativity. And Singapore's education system should be judged on whether it builds enough of these ladders, to develop all the talents that can be found in Singapore, and not on whether all Singaporean children manage to reach the same heights. Yesterday, Education Minister Ng Eng Hen laid out his ministry's response to the growing challenge of ensuring social mobility for a new generation of Singaporeans. In his words: "Our strategy must again be to lift the tide for all Singaporeans." It was the central theme in his speech, as he presented the Ministry of Education's (MOE) latest pla...

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