Education

  • R. Santiago de Roock and M. Baildon, “MySkillsFuture for Students, STEM Learning, and the Design of Neoliberal Citizenship in Singapore”, Cognition and Instruction, 37(3): 285-305 (2019)
  • Dennis Kwek, Rifhan Miller and Maria Manzon, “‘Bridges’ and ‘Ladders’ : The Paradox of Equity in Excellence in Singapore Schools” in Teng Siao See, Manzon, Maria and Poon, Kenneth (eds.), Equity in Excellence: Experiences of High-Performing East Asian Education Systems (Springer, 2019) — This chapter provides insights into the “multiple pathways” model the Singapore education system has evolved into, and analyzes its limitations. It discusses the experiences offered by different types of schools.
  • T. Seow, J. Chang, and K.N. Irvine, “Field-Based Inquiry as a Signature Pedagogy for Geography in Singapore”, Journal of Geography (2019) 
  • Jasmine Boon-Yee Sim and Chow L. T., “Confucian thinking in Singapore’s citizenship education”, Journal of Moral Education (2019)
  • Jason Tan, “Equity and Meritocracy in Singapore” in Teng Siao See, Manzon, Maria and Poon, Kenneth (eds.), Equity in Excellence: Experiences of High-Performing East Asian Education Systems (Springer, 2019)
  • Choo, S. S., “Approaching twenty-first century education from a cosmopolitan perspective”, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 50(2): 162-181 (2018)
  • Teo You Yenn, “I want my children better than me” in This is What Inequality Looks Like, pp. 107-136 (Ethos Books, 2018)
  • M. Baildon, S. Afandi, S. Bott and C. Rajah, “Guiding students in Singapore to investigate historical controversy using a disciplinary approach”, History Education Research Journal, 15: 308-327 (2018)
  • Y.E. Cheng, “Educated non-elites’ pathways to cosmopolitanism: the case of private degree students in Singapore”, Social & Cultural Geography 19(2): 151-170 (2018)
  • A. Wi and Chang C. H., “Promoting pro-environmental behaviour in a community in Singapore – from raising awareness to behavioural change”, Environmental Education Research (2018)
  • Theresa Alviar-Martin and M. Baildon, “Deliberating Values for Global Citizenship: A Study of Singapore’s Social Studies and Hong Kong’s Liberal Studies Curricula” in S. Choo, D. Sawch, A. Villanueva and R. Vinz (eds.), Educating for the 21st Century, pp. 73-92 (Springer, 2017)
  • S. Chua and Jasmine Boon-Yee Sim, “Rethinking critical patriotism: a case of constructive patriotism in Social Studies teachers in Singapore”, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 37(1): 1-13 (2017)
  • Chang C.H. and L. Pascua, “The curriculum of climate change education: A case for Singapore”, The Journal of Environmental Education, 48(3): 172-181 (2017)
  • Choo, S.S., “Global education and its tensions: case studies of two schools in Singapore and the United States”, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 37(4): 552-566 (2017)
  • Ho Li-Ching, “Social harmony and diversity: The affordances and constraints of harmony as an educational goal”, Teachers College Record, 119(4): 1-30 (2017)
  • Ho Li-Ching, “‘Freedom can only exist in an ordered state’: Harmony and civic education in Singapore”, Journal of Curriculum Studies,  49(4): 476-496 (2017) 
  • Ho Li-Ching and T. Seow, ““We compartmentalize all our teaching”: Climate change education in the Philippines and Singapore”, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 26(3): 240-252 (2017)
  • Deng Zongyi and S. Gopinathan “PISA and high-performing education systems: explaining Singapore’s education success”, Comparative Education, 52(4): 449-472 (2016) — The article offers a critique of the association between PISA and education success.
  • Mark Baildon, Jasmine Boon-Yee Sim and Agnes Paculdar, “A tale of two countries: comparing civic education in the Philippines and Singapore”, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 46(1): 93-115 (2016) 
  • Ong Xiang Ling and Cheung Hoi Shan, “Schools and the Class Divide: An Examination of Children’s Self-Concept and Aspirations in Singapore” (Singapore Children’s Society, 2016)
  • Chang C. H. and L. Pascua, “Singapore students’ misconceptions of climate change”, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 25(1): 84-96 (2016) 
  • T. Seow and Ho Li-Ching, “Singapore teachers’ beliefs about the purpose of climate change education and student readiness to handle controversy”, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education (2016)
  • Vincent Chua and Irene Y.H. Ng, “Unequal returns to social capital: the study of Malays in Singapore through a network lens”, Asian Ethnicity, 16(4): 480-497 (2015)
  • Choo S. S., “Towards a transnational model of critical values education: the case for literature education in Singapore”, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 35(2): 226-240 (2015)
  • Benjamin Wong, “Political Meritocracy in Singapore: Lessons from the PAP Government” in The East Asian Challenge for Democracy, pp. 288-313 (Cambridge University Press,  2015)
  • Daniel P.S. Goh, “Elite schools, postcolonial Chineseness and hegemonic masculinities in Singapore”, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36(1): 137-155 (2015)
  • Ho Li-Ching and T. Seow, “Teaching controversial issues in geography: Climate change education in Singapore schools”, Theory and Research in Social Education, 43(3): 314-344 (2015)
  • R. Ye and E. Nylander, “The transnational track: state sponsorship and Singapore’s Oxbridge elite”, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36(1): 11-33 (2015)
  • Aaron Koh, “Doing class analysis in Singapore’s elite education: unravelling the smokescreen of ‘meritocratic talk’”, Globalisation, Societies and Education, 12(2): 196-210 (2014) — This article offers insights into schooling “processes” that contribute to elitism
  • Arun Bala, “Singapore’s Education and Its Multicultural Heritage: Forging a New Dialogue”, Singapore Challenged: The Uneasy and Unchartered Road Ahead, a special issue of Commentary, 23: 21-29 (2014)
  • Csilla Weninger and Kho Ee Moi, “The (bio)politics of engagement: shifts in Singapore’s policy and public discourse on civics education”, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 35(4): 611–624 (2014)
  • Mark Baildon, Loh Kah Seng, Ivy Maria Lim, Gül İnanç and Junaidah Jaffar (eds.), Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts (Routledge, 2014)
  • Ho Li-Ching, Theresa Alviar-Martin and E. Leviste, ““There is space and there are limits”: The challenge of teaching controversial topics in Singapore”, Teachers College Record, 116: 1-28 (2014)
  • Ho Li-Ching, “Sorting citizens: differentiated citizenship education in Singapore”, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 44(3): 403-428 (2012) — This article looks at how the curriculum differentiates citizenship according to streams. 
  • Theresa Alviar-Martin and Ho Li-Ching, ““So, where do they fit in?” Teachers’ perspectives of multi-cultural education and diversity in Singapore”, Teaching and Teacher Education, 27(1): 127-135 (2011) 
  • Ho Li-Ching, Jasmine Boon-Yee Sim and Theresa Alviar-Martin, “Interrogating differentiated citizenship education: Students’ perceptions of democracy, rights, and governance in two Singapore schools”, Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 6: 265-276 (2011)
  • Ho Li-Ching, Theresa Alviar-Martin, Jasmine Boon-Yee Sim and Yap, P. S. “Civic disparities: Exploring students’ perceptions of citizenship within Singapore’s academic tracks”, Theory and Research in Social Education, 39: 203-237 (2011)
  • K. C. Ho, and Yun Ge, “Education and Human Capital Management in a World City: The Case of Singapore”, Asia Pacific Journal of Education 31(3):263-276 (2011)
  • Jasmine Boon-Yee Sim and Ho Li-Ching, “Transmitting social and national values through education in Singapore: Tensions in a globalized era” in T. Lovat, R. Toomey and N. Clement (eds.), International research handbook on values education and student wellbeing, pp. 897-917 (Springer, 2010)
  • Jason Tan “Education in Singapore: Sorting Them Out” in Management of Success: Singapore Revisited, pp. 288-308 (ISEAS, 2010)
  • Kenneth Paul Tan, “The transformation of meritocracy” in Management of Success: Singapore Revisited (ISEAS, 2010) 
  • Mark Baildon and Jasmine Sim, “Notions of Criticality: Singaporean Teachers’ Perspectives of Critical Thinking in Social Studies”, Cambridge Journal of Education, 39(4): 407-422 (2009)
  • Kenneth Paul Tan, “Meritocracy and Elitism in a Global City: Ideological Shifts in Singapore”, International Political Science Review 29(1): 7-27 (2008)
  • Michael D. Barr and Zlatko Skrbis, Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation-Building Project (NIAS Press, 2008) 
  • S. Adler, & J. B.-Y. Sim, “Secondary social studies in Singapore: Intentions and contradictions”, In D. L. Grossman & J. T.-Y. Lo (Eds.), Social education in Asia: Critical issues and multiple perspectives pp. 163-182 (Information Age Publishing, 2008)
  • Jasmine Boon-Yee Sim, “What does citizenship mean? Social studies teachers’ understanding of citizenship in Singapore schools”, Educational Review, 60(3): 253-266 (2008)
  • C. Tan, “Creating ‘good citizens’ and maintaining religious harmony in Singapore” British Journal of Religious Education, 30(2): 133-142 (2008)
  • C. Tan, “The teaching of religious knowledge in a plural society: The case for Singapore”, International Review of Education, 54(2): 175-191 (2008)
  • S. Gopinathan, “Globalisation, the Singapore Developmental State and Education Policy: A Thesis Revisited”, Globalisation, Societies and Education, 5(1): 53-70 (2007)
  • W.D. Bokhorst-Heng, “Multiculturalism’s narratives in Singapore and Canada: Exploring a model for comparative multiculturalism and multicultural education”, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 39(6): 629-658 (2007)
  • C. Han, “History education and ‘Asian’ values for an ‘Asian democracy: The case of Singapore”, Compare, 37(3): 383-398 (2007)
  • C. Tan, “Islam and citizenship education in Singapore”, Education Citizenship and Social Justice, 2(1): 23-39 (2007)
  • C. Tan and Ng P. T., “Dynamics of change: Decentralised centralism of education in Singapore”, Journal of Educational Change, 8(2): 155-168 (2007)
  • Michael Barr, “Racialised education in Singapore”, Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 5: 15-31 (2006)
  • Goh C. B. and S. Gopinathan, “History education and the construction of national identity in Singapore, 1945-2000” in E. Vickers and A. Jones (eds.), History education and national identity in East Asia, pp. 203-225 (Routledge, 2005)
  • Jasmine Boon-Yee Sim and M. Print, “Citizenship education and social studies in Singapore: A national agenda”, International Journal of Citizenship and Teacher Education, 1(1): 58-73 (2005)
  • Jasmine Boon-Yee Sim, “The development of social studies in Singapore secondary schools”, Teaching and Learning, 22(2): 74-82 (2001)
  • R. Quinn Moore, “Multiracialism and Meritocracy: Singapore’s Approach to Race and Inequality”, Review of Social Economy 58(3):339-360 (2000) 
  • Lily Zubaidah Rahim, The Singapore dilemma: the political and educational marginality of the Malay community (Oxford University Press, 1998)