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The Global Search for Education: More from Singapore | Education News

The Global Search for Education: More from Singapore | Education News | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_Joycelyn | Scoop.it

C.M. Rubin talks with Dr.Pak Tee Ng, Singapore education leader, regarding the globally respected education system in Singapore and the reasons for its success (Insights from Singapore on its globally respected education system


Via Lynnette Van Dyke
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Singapore is a global community with a good education system. The articles tell us the views of Dr. Pak Tee Ng on some questions. Singapore school system keeps students engaged in learning. Teachers are inspired to teach and their lessons are interesting. They motivate students to work harder and achieve greater results. I think that being a teacher is not easy as we have a lot of things to handle, example, students’ behaviors. Some students may be mischievous and disrespectful. With Singapore’s education system, students cultivate their interest in learning to have a brighter future for themselves. I wonder how Singapore would be like if we had a poor education system.

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Jia Wei's curator insight, June 27, 2013 11:37 PM

This scoop reflect Singapore's education in the global community. The Ministry Of Education worked hard to promote creative learning in school's of Singapore. Students are mostly motivated by their surrounding like their teachers and parents. The education system in singapore is fair to everyone, it dosen't matter they come from a rich or poor family, the rich no not recieve any special privilege and the poor do not get ostracized. Singapore students are taught to face society at a pretty young age, this way they do not have to fear working. In this equalized society, Singapore is aknowledged globally for their education, i wonder what is singapore's next breakthrough.

Merci Goh's curator insight, June 28, 2013 6:04 AM

Using the See-Think-Wonder Routine... 

I See that Singapore Is Globally known as one of the Countries that are Top in Education. Example, Singapore is known 4th for Science and 2nd in Mathematics. I can also see that the MOE [Ministry Of Education] has also put in extra work to help Singaporeans Education and giving a fair education to both the rich and the poor.

I think that having inspired teachers to help motivate the students and make the lessons more interesting is really impotant for students as it helps them to have a better understanding about the subjects. I think Students are starting to lose their motivation in studying because of the High tectnology and video games that are gaining more attention from them.

I wonder... So what if we have inspired teachers? Will the Students still be motivated to learn? I wonder if education is not fairly given to pupils what will happen between the rich and the poor?

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:57 AM

The Ministry of Education gives out a good education system which benefits students and engages them in learning about the happenings around them and prepares them for a better future. Many young adults are inspired to become teachers and lessons taught by teachers are interesting and engaging. This action can help motivate students and others to be hard working and obtain their desired results, but being a teacher might not be as easy as it seems as there are many things which they need to, like, preparing for the lesson to be taught beforehand to precise detail so that students are able to learn better and also handling behaviors of students who are hard to engage in the lesson, rowdy, disturbing or even mischievous.  Which makes me wonder what will happen if the current status turns around, with students willing to learn but are unable to due to the poorly handled education system.

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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

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This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

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This article tells me the importance of peace and harmony between multi-ethnic societies.  Every race has the rights to be treated equally and we should not look down on others. Conflicts should be resolved peacefully and not by fighting with each other. The civil war caused many lives lost, injured and almost a million homeless. Is it worth while fighting? Everyone should live in harmony with each other regardless of the different religions, language and manners. Violence is never a solution, we have to work things out together. I wonder how the world would be like if there is everlasting world peace and everyone lives happily.

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vengaadesh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:37 PM

From this article I can see that through the hundred years of conflict there were many riots between the Tamil Tigers and the Sinhalese. Due to the riots there was bloodshed. If the Sinhalese and the Tamils had sorted out their problems in the first there would not have any misunderstanding in the first place. Many innocent lives have been lost in the process due this conflict. However I think that the Tamil Tigers are doing the right thing in fighting for their freedom. However I think they should use less lethal ways in doing so. I wonder why the conflict lasted for such a long period of time.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:21 AM

From this article, i know that the Tamil Tigers and also the Sinhalese are always fight and many people had died in the process. I think that if only people would think in another way, all this things would have not happened. I wonder why there is racism in this world, it would be great if humans would not fight over their race as there will not so much war involving races .

Teoh Jun Fang's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:13 AM

(See-Think-Wonder) From this article, I can see that the conflicts between the two races, Tamil and sinhala, is due to the difference in their language and culture. I think that it does not matter what race you are, as long as you live in the same country as the others, you are all together as one. Race is just a type of religion and everyone should learn to accept one another from different races and not dicriminate them. We should all show respect to their religion. Since the Tamil and Sinhala live in the same country, they should accept one another and not treat each other like enemies. I wonder if  there are no conflicts between the two races, how well-developed would Sri Lanka be now?

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From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon

From rags to riches: Singapore’s success stories | Five Stars And a Moon | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_Joycelyn | Scoop.it
Who are some of Singapore’s most successful business executives? How did they grow their businesses from their humble beginnings?

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In Singapore, there are many rags-to-riches stories of business enterprises.  Every child born might not come from a rich or perfect family. They might come from a poor family, having financial struggles or born as an orphan. However, with hardwork comes success. Regardless of where they come from, they have the ability to strive towards success with determination.They worked hard and became successful, earning huge profits. I wonder if these stories will inspire others to persevere and overcome all challenges in life to achieve success.

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Seah Jun Hao Reynard's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:12 AM

I see that their hard work and perseverance has paid off. I think they have worked very hard and went through many obstacles to become successful. I wonder if everyone was like that, would becoming successful be 'successful'?

Jasmine Goh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:43 PM

After reading this article, I know that it is not easy to achieve success. The people in this article came from different backgrounds but they all faced setbacks in order to become successful. Although they struggled, these businessmen and businesswomen were able to achieve success through their determination as well as their willingness to sacrifice. Many of them took up several jobs to pay for their education fees. They were humble and had the courage to take risks. Through their hard work and effort, they eventually became successful. I think that if you want to be successful in life, you must have the determination to achieve your goal and believe that you are able to survive through the obstacles faced in the process. These people serve as my role model as they are local and they inspire me to work harder in everything I do. I wonder if they ever had the thought of giving up at the most difficult times in their lives.

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Down syndrome is not the issue, prejudice is. | Treyton's Posse

Down syndrome is not the issue, prejudice is. | Treyton's Posse | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_Joycelyn | Scoop.it
The real issue is the prejudice in this world that will be forced upon him, that is what I would do with my wish. I would rid the world of the prejudice that says people with Down syndrome are something less.
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This article tells me how prejudice changes our opinions without having any understanding.  There are many different types of prejudice based on ignorant stereotypes. The world of prejudice says that those with Down syndrome are less intelligent, less capable and less human. What gives them the rights to look down on others and judge them for who they are? Those with cognitive disability are still human just that they are less fortunate like us. Even though the writer’s son, Treyton, suffers from Down syndrome, he is still a happy kid. We should give those with Down syndrome a helping hand instead of judging them for the way they behave.

I wonder how the world will be like if prejudice did not exist.

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Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:09 AM
From this article, I can see that in modern society, disabled people are often looked down upon, many people look down on the disabled and make them the outcasts of the society, just because they think differently from us and have a different mental capability. Because they are different from us, we treat them like freaks,modern society is very shallow, and what person strays from the'normal path' will immediatly be bullied or left aside. The author in this artical has a child born with down syndrome and is worried that his child will be bullied when he grows up, in this article, we can see why we do not have the right to judge others as we do not face the same difficulties and challenges others face.
Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:10 AM
Instead of being mean and judgemental, we should learn to embrace everyone as the world needs diversity and compassion.
Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 4, 2013 9:59 AM

This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine. From this article we can see how people always have preconceived ideas on down syndrome and thus are prejudice towards people with down syndrome, saying less capable, less intelligent, less human. As we read we learn that some examples of prejudice in the world today are slavery, segregation, denying women the right to vote, etc. This article makes me think that in this world, as long as you are considered 'better off' acording to the standards of the world you would always tend to be prejudice towards those who are considered 'less' than you are as the author herself sees her child, who has down syndrome, in a different light due to the mutual understanding which is formed as a result of the parent-child affinity they share which others do not experience and thus cannot relate to the child. This article makes me wonder if it is even possible to rid the world of prejudice.

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Seeing Possibilities

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You are today where your thoughts have brought you & you will be tomorrow where your thoughts will lead you. Engage in the future when seeing possibilities.

Via John Michel
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This article tells me the importance of attitude. The way we perceived things will guide our behaviors. Thinking negatively has a huge impact on our life. When bad things happen, we tend to be depressed and we do not look at things positively when there is a way out. Our fear controls us and we are powerless to positively influence outcomes in our surroundings. We should see things differently and choose to lead our lives well. There are many ways to seeing possibilities. One way is to give more than you take. We can help others without expecting anything in return, is a good way to get started. We should change our mindset to achieve our goals and move in the correct direction regardless of the challenges we face. I wonder how lives would change if we look at things with different mindsets.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:23 AM

I can see that when people are awlays being exposed to negative thoughts and information, they tend to make bad choices due to their negative thoughts, affecting the way he or she lead their life. This cause people to feel demoralised , which will also affect the way they think.Thus, it is important to think positive, and see the brighter side of life. This will allow people to strive towards their goal, and have their desired outcome. I think attitude plays a important role in the way we think. i wonder why do people not think the positive side of life.

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:59 AM

After reading this article, I realized that positive attitude is needed to determine the life we're living in and also the possibilities that we can achieve. Many people may be affected in their life due to the negative thoughts and attitude that they have, if they had positive attitude in all the things they do, they would live a better life and discover things that they might have never discovered before. These positive attitude and thoughts leads to finding even more possibilities and lead us to the right path onto our future.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:09 AM

From this article, i realise that with the right attitude, we can come up with all different kind of outcome in some situations. If your attitude is positive for everything, everything might just turn out the way that you want it. However if you have a negative attitude, things will not go the way you want it to and it might get even worse. Thus, i wonder why some people dont think with a positive attitude.