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Lui, E. H. W. (2000). Self-literacy: The key to success in the KBE. In J. Ee, Berinderjeet Kaur, N. H. Lee and B. H. Yeap (Eds.), New ‘Literacies’: Educational response to a knowledge-based society: Proceedings of the ERA-AME-AMIC Joint Conference 2000 (pp. 162-166). Singapore: Educational Research Association.
Today’s Singapore enjoys the privileges of economic growth and the blossom of education and career opportunities. To sustain this growth in the KBE (Knowledge-Based Economy), it needs to improve its labour productivity & resource management and to fulfil the young people’s inspiration. The main concern here is the individual student / worker ought to take responsibility for his/her own personal and career development. “Self-Literacy” is a new literacy coined by the researcher in addressing this common concern. Quite similar to the 3Rs of Basic Literacy: reading, writing and arithmetic, “Self-Literacy” comprises mainly self-awareness, self-esteem and self-management. It refers to one’s ability in (1) reading’, understanding and knowing one’s needs and potentials; (2) articulating one's feelings & ideas and relating to others; and (3) appraising, valuing & managing one’s thoughts and behaviours. The measurement of “Self-Literacy”, using the researchers’ two instruments: Self Esteem Checklist (SEC) and Well Being Checklist (WBC) will be discussed in this paper.
This paper was published in the Proceedings of the ERA-AME-AMIC Joint Conference held at Singapore from 4-6 September 2000
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