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Title: 
Theoretical influences on educational practice in Singapore: The case of curriculum planning and development
Authors: 
Keywords: 
Western theories
Curriculum development
Indigenisation
Issue Date: 
1991
Citation: 
Singapore Journal of Education, 11(2), 21-34
Abstract: 
The purpose of this paper is to examine the
extent to which theories derived from the West
have had an influence on educational practice in
Singapore, particularly in the case of curriculum
planning and development.
In analysing the type of Western theoretical
influence on curriculum planning and development
in Singapore, the author locates the paper
in a broader context of the movement of ideas from one culture to another, taking
into consideration the historical experience of
the recipient country, its social and cultural
environment, the aims of education as officially
enunciated and local institutional and
infrastructural arrangements.
The paper was developed along the two
dimensions of time (diachronic/ synchronic) and
levels (macro/micro). The resulting matrix
pennits a study of the process involved.
URI: 
ISSN: 
0129-4776
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