12 Feb '12, 11pm

Exercise caution in adding different art forms to schools: ... and caregivers to maintain regular monitoring. Th...

I READ with interest the article "Starting them young" (Feb 6) and other stories on the Arts and Culture Strategic Review report. An educator by training, I have never been opposed to adopting a multi-literacies approach to teaching. In fact, I was picked for lesson observation by then-Senior Parliamentary Secretary Masagos Zulkifli, for exploring the use of drama in teaching my students English. It proved to be effective for students, who could explore language in an interesting format. Over the years, the school system has seen changes and made headway in revamping itself. In its wake, multiple streams of excellence leave students with different strengths and learning styles with more opportunities for success. But the challenge with allowing more alternative art and dance forms into the mainstream is in ensuring balance and discernment. Not everything should be unquesti...

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