13 Jul '11, 5am

Is the current Singapore the Singapore we really want?: by: Vivian Chueh/ Is the current Singapore the Singapore...

One can pretty much see the education system needs an overhaul when even the most basic critical thinking seems to be lacking from 60% of the population, who can swallow PAP propaganda without a problem. How to see the faulty logic of our ministers’ excuses, when Singaporeans have been taught (and most blindly follow) that the teacher/authority/people in power are always right? I went through school in SG hating it because I had to suffer things like teachers in 1994 telling me the word “millennium” in my essay was non-existent, or that I would get 0 for comprehension answers that were not phrased exactly like their answer key, even if my understanding was clearly there. If you have teachers (or bureaucrats) who cannot accept/appreciate critical-thinking, or who cannot accept that students have their own ways to process information (almost the same way our ministers can’t ...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/07/is-the-current-singap...

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