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Title: Theoretical influences on educational practice in Singapore: The case of curriculum planning and development
Authors: Ho, Wah Kam
Keywords: Western theories
Curriculum development
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.
ISSN: 0129-4776
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles - Singapore Journal of Education

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