18 Apr '11, 9pm

Do you think pre-school is too early for kids to go through a structured Chinese curriculum?

SINGAPORE - Fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood and other fables, folklores and myths may soon be the focus of the Ministry of Education's (MOE) first set of detailed curriculum guidelines for pre-school Chinese language teaching. Such a curriculum based on story-telling is being piloted this year in a collaboration between the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language (SCCL) and NTUC First Campus, in what could be the start of a review of the ministry's current guide for preschool curricula. The MOE now has a general curriculum framework in place but it is not mandatory, as the various public and private pre-school educators subscribe to different methods of teaching. "If this new curriculum that we're developing can be adopted as a standard, hopefully it'll form the basis for all assessments going forward ... That's something we'll work on in the future," said Senior ...

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