为什么新加坡有华人优势,但与白人特权不同


Academic Views

蔡秀敏,新加坡历史学者,讨论在新加坡脉络下区分“华人优势”和“白人特权”的主要特点,包括政治威权主义的角色、语言不平等的格局和使“华人”成为“华人”的明显种族机制。与之相关的,是我们对本区域马来世界历史、华人移民史和殖民史的不完整理解。

June 29, 2021

Lucky in a meritocracy? Examining conceptualisations of luck and academic success in Singapore


Academic Views

Assistant Professor Rebecca Ye (a sociologist of education and work at Stockholm University and former visiting fellow in Sociology at the Nanyang Technological University) discusses how ‘luck’ is understood in trajectories of academic success in Singapore and what this reveals about meritocracy. Debates on the relationship between luck, success, merit and inequality have intensified in […]

May 6, 2021

“Be decent mother, go through PSLE”: when children’s education becomes parental care labor


Academic Views

Associate Professor Teo You Yenn discusses how children’s education becomes parental care labour, with differing impacts on parents across class and gender lines. Contemporary Singapore appears to be a great place to raise children—safe, clean, with good care infrastructure and a world-class education system. Singaporean adults also appear to be exactly the right people to […]

February 24, 2021

COVID-19 and social distancing: Impacts on youths, university and post-secondary students


Academic Views, Coronavirus

Andy Hau Yan Ho, Associate Professor of Psychology at Nanyang Technological University and Joint Honorary Associate Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, considers the impact of social distancing on the psychological well-being and development of youths in Singapore. One of the strongest measures put in place throughout the world to protect people […]

May 12, 2020

Why STEM is not enough


Academic Views

Linda Lim, Gunalan Nadarajan and Jessie Yang—Singaporean professors at the University of Michigan—make a case for the arts and humanities in the age of tech and coronavirus. COVID-19 has caused a marked shift in scientific research around the world away from other problems toward investigating and fighting the virus. This will take much time to […]

April 26, 2020

In this zombie apocalypse, your homework is due at 5pm


Academic Views, Coronavirus

Teo You Yenn is Associate Professor, Provost’s Chair, and Head of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University. This week marks the beginning of the shutdown of schools and childcare centres in Singapore. All over the island, in households with children, adults are no doubt struggling to maintain some semblance of normalcy in abnormal times. Fixed timetables; […]

April 9, 2020