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dc.contributor.authorMak, Weng Waien_US
dc.description.abstractSince Singapore’s independence, the Singapore government have deployed public education to aid in Singapore’s social and economic development. Thus, the development of public education system in Singapore have often been a top-down narrative rather than of a social perspective. This thesis attempts to reconcile the literature gap through the exploration of the parents’ role in the development of public education and their reactions to education policies. This paper utilizes two conventional educational phases (survival and efficiency) proposed by educationalist Saravanan Gopinathan and asserts that parents played an active role during the development of public education. In addition, the paper discovered that parents’ disagreements with newly implemented policies arose from their difference in the interpretation of societal values such as “equality, meritocracy, and religious harmony” vis-à-vis the Singapore government. Hence, this thesis postulates that as the Singapore government influence the public education to achieve its social and economic goals, parents retain their agency as public consumers by pressurizing the government to alter or remove certain education policies during 1965 - 1997.en_US
dc.publisherNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.titleParental guidance : development of Singapore's public education system, 1965 - 1997en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorPark Hyung Wooken_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanitiesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Arts in Historyen_US
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