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Education, Culture and the Singapore Developmental State: "World-Soul" Lost and Regained?

Yeow-Tong Chia (Lecturer, the University of Sydney)
Format
Book
Published
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Language
English
Series
Education, Economy and Society
ISBN
9781137374592, 1137374594
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Summary
"This book explores the role of education in the formation of the Singapore developmental state, through a study of education for citizenship in Singapore from 1955 to present day. The book provides a historical study of citizenship education in Singapore, whereby a comparative study of history, civics and social studies curricula, and the politics and policies that underpin them are examined. The book demonstrates how the state maintained its hegemony and legitimacy through the culture of crisis management through education. It is essentially the history of how Singapore's developmental state managed crises (imagined, real or engineered), and how changes in history, civics and social studies curricula, served to legitimize the state, through educating and moulding the desired 'good citizen' in the interest of nation building. Underpinning these changes has been the state's use of cultural constructs such as Confucianism and Asian values to shore up its legitimacy"--
Contents
  • 1. Education and the Developmental State: Importance of Culture
  • 2. Crisis of National Survival
  • 3. Crisis of 'Deculturalisation' and Invention of 'Asian Values'
  • 4. Intensification of Asian Values
  • 5. Historical Amnesia Crisis and 'National Education' Response
  • 6. National Education Institutionalized in Curriculum
  • 7. Final Thoughts on the 'World-Soul' of Singapore.
Description
xiii, 263 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-256) and index.
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