Factors affecting school relocation in Singapore: The past and the present

Kwok Keung HO

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Abstract

This paper attempts to argue that school relocation deserves more serious attention than it has usually been given, and it affects the people as well as the education of the children as much as any other changes in education. It also seeks to unravel the theoretical and practical reasons, which influence the location and relocation of a school. Taking the history of school relocation of some old schools in Singapore, especially those built in the late 19th and early 20th century, it can be noticed that these schools might have moved 3 to 8 times in history. The reasons for relocation of these schools have been identified as mainly push factors, such as poor building, noise problem, congested environment and the lack of space for expansion. The final result of this study is presented in the outcome space diagram and shows 6 categories of factors and their relationships with each other. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. Copyright © 2004 Project Innovation, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-160
JournalEducation
Volume125
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

Citation

Ho, K. K. (2004). Factors affecting school relocation in Singapore: The past and the present. Education, 125(1), 137-160.

Keywords

  • Educational change
  • Schools
  • School buildings
  • Children
  • Education

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