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Title: 
Education for equality in a changing society
Authors: 
Keywords: 
Access to education
Equality of educational opportunities
Sex role (differentiation)
social attitudes
Issue Date: 
1991
Citation: 
Singapore Journal of Education, 11(2), 12-20
Abstract: 
The apparent gender inequalities in Singapore,
in terms of educational access and attainment
and labour force participation, have historical
roots which are reflective of deep-seated social
mores. A progressive trend towards greater
equality is however discernible. But in a number
of areas, such as enrolments in Science and
Techincal courses, as contrasted with arts and
education courses, females are disproportionately
under-represented compared with males. While equality of educational opportunities
is generally adopted in Singapore,
educationists need to be vigilant against possible
negative effects of some educational practices,
such as the differential effects of early streaming,
which might be disadvanageous to boys who tend
to mature later than girls, and the adverse effects
of self-fulfilling prophecies arising from
the hidden curriculum of sex stereotyping.
URI: 
ISSN: 
0129-4776
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