Singapore’s post-colonial curriculum has been influenced by the pressing demands of globalization and a whole sale rethink of the kind of knowledge and skills needed for the twenty-first century. National development remains the focus of this curriculum transformation in order to develop the city-state as an economic power house not just in the region but internationally. Yet a recent report from the Asian Development Bank has suggested that as the century progresses there is a need for Singapore to take on greater regional leadership. This chapter explores the implication of this reorientation for the school curriculum. As Singapore looks outwards, so too must the curriculum although to do this successfully, there are a number of internal issues that also need to be resolved. Copyright © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Singapore.
|Title of host publication
|Globalization and the Singapore curriculum: From policy to classroom
|Zongyi DENG, S. GOPINATHAN, Christine Kim-Eng LEE
|Place of Publication
|Published - 2013
CitationKennedy, K. J. (2013). Singapore’s school curriculum for the future beyond: National development? In Z. Deng, S. Gopinathan, & C. K.-E. Lee (Eds.), Globalization and the Singapore curriculum: From policy to classroom (pp. 205-224). Singapore: Springer.
- School curriculum
- Curriculum reform
- Citizenship education
- Asian development
- Disadvantaged student