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Title: Ethnic minorities in Singapore’s SAP schools
Authors: Yeo, Rachel Si Hui
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: Special Assistance Plan (SAP) schools were established by the Singapore government in 1979, against the backdrop of vanishing vernacular schools. Nine well-established Chinese- medium schools were transformed into bilingual schools with the aim of preserving an environment that would nurture social discipline and cultural values. Today, these schools are attended by a Chinese majority and a handful of ethnic minorities who pursue Mandarin as their mother tongue. Building on existing research on racial identity work and liminality, this study examines how such high-achieving ethnic minorities cope with being stigmatised and marginalised, as well as their sense of identity upon leaving their SAP schools.
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