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Title: 
English schools and school libraries before the Second World War: A Singapore perspective
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Issue Date: 
2008
Citation: 
Lim, P. H. (2008). English schools and school libraries before the Second World War: A Singapore perspective. Singapore Journal of Library & Information Management, 37, 61-80.
Abstract: 
This study attempts to uncover the beginning and development of English schools
and school libraries in Singapore since 1819 until 1941. The growth of English schools
from four before 1872 to 22 by 1938 was made possible by the reform of the
Grants-in-aid system whether they were missionary or privately run schools. Although
the first policy to initiate school libraries in an English schools occurred in 1899, the
growth of school libraries was sporadic and gradual since many government-aided
schools encountered difficulties to import textbooks and reference books into
Singapore in the absence of a local publishing industry in Singapore.
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ISSN: 
0085-6118
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