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Title: The development of social studies in Singapore secondary schools
Authors: Sim, Jasmine Boon-Yee
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Teaching and Learning, 22(2), 74-82
Abstract: Social studies is introduced as a new compulsory and examinable subject in all Singapore secondary schools at the upper secondary level in 2001. It will be examined for the first time at both the Singapore- Cambridge General Certificate of education 'Normal' and 'Ordinary' Levels (GCE 'N' and '0' Levels) in 2002. Social studies was conceived in the context of National Education. The purpose is to enhance students' understanding of the key issues central to Singapore's survival and success. This article examines the development of social studies in Singapore secondary schools at the upper secondary level. Interviews were conducted with teachers and students in 20 schools in Singapore on the initial teaching and learning of social studies; the findings and its pedagogical implications will be discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/284
ISSN: 0129-7112
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