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dc.contributor.authorJanathul Firdous d/o Mohamud Ali
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-08T04:28:49Z
dc.date.available2013-04-08T04:28:49Z
dc.date.copyright2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/51672
dc.description.abstractThis study examines Singapore’s promise of a meritocratic education system through the lens of the neighbourhood secondary schools. Through this analysis, it highlights the unintended consequences of the meritocratic education system namely ‘Tracking’ and the formation of an academic hierarchy. It further expands to show how an unfavourable reputation for the neighbourhood secondary schools is formed through this academic hierarchy. Then after, the underlying reason for an unfavourable reputation among parents is analyzed using the ‘Symbolic Interactionism’ Approach and ‘Labeling Theory’.en_US
dc.format.extent35 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociologyen_US
dc.titleNeighbourhood schools & unfavourable reputation : an examination of Singapore's meritocratic education and its consequences on parental choice of schoolen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.supervisor2Genaro Castro-Vázquezen_US
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