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Title: Book review [Review of the book Knowledge, control and critical thinking in Singapore: State ideology and the politics of pedagogic recontextualization by Leonel Lim]
Authors: Tan, Jason, 1962-
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Tan, J. (2017). Book review [Review of the book Knowledge, control and critical thinking in Singapore: State ideology and the politics of pedagogic recontextualization, by Leonel Lim]. Critical Studies in Education, 58(1), 122-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2016.1234275
Abstract: This book, which represents the author’s doctoral dissertation findings at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, promises a great deal to readers. It examines how the teaching of critical thinking in Singapore is regulated by the Ministry of Education through what prominent educational sociologist Basil Bernstein termed the process of “pedagogic recontextualization.” Lim problematizes the underlying philosophies and assumptions regarding critical thinking within the Singaporean socio-political context. His book explores the enactment of critical thinking in two secondary schools – one elite and the other non-elite – in order better to inform the state of knowledge with regard to issues of power, knowledge and control.
Description: This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Critical Studies in Education. The published version is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2016.1234275
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/18665
ISSN: 1750-8487 (print)
1750-8495 (online)
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/17508487.2016.1234275
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