A careful balancing act: Evolving and harmonizing a hybrid system of ECEC in Singapore

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Abstract

The Lion City (or Singapura) presents a fascinating story of rapid transfor-mation and success. This holds true whether speaking about the economy, the well-being of the citizenry, the nature of the overall services provided, or the evolution of early childhood care and education (ECEC). This chapter unveils how such progress came to be achieved in ECEC, delineating the challenges that such success evokes. Ultimately, it is a story of carefully hewn harmonization and balance. Copyright © 2018 by Teachers College, Columbia University.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly childhood systems that lead by example: A comparative focus on international early childhood education
EditorsSharon Lynn KAGAN
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherTeachers College Press
Pages155-181
ISBN (Electronic)9780807777152
ISBN (Print)9780807759417, 0807777153
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

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early childhood education and care
Singapore
harmonization
speaking
well-being
economy

Citation

Bull, R., & Bautista, A. (2018). A careful balancing act: Evolving and harmonizing a hybrid system of ECEC in Singapore. In S. L. Kagan (Ed.), Early childhood systems that lead by example: A comparative focus on international early childhood education (pp. 155-181). New York: Teachers College Press.