22 Sep '11, 1pm

Opening Address by Mr Heng Swee Keat at the Ministry of Education (MOE) Work Plan Seminar 2011: Introduction It...

Following the riots in Britain this summer, there was much soul searching especially among educators. Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College, advocated: ‘the fightback needs to come on several fronts. We must unashamedly redesign our schools around building character. Robert Baden-Powell called his scout movement a “character factory”; “every school needs values” and “all schools should make volunteering and community service compulsory for all its students. It is by helping others and giving back to the community that young people learn to become responsible human beings”.’ Fortunately for Singapore, our situation is better.

Full article: http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/speeches/2011/09/22/work-plan...

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