National education as a 'civics' literacy in a globalized world: The challenges facing education in Singapore

Rossi, Tony and Ryan, Mary (2006) National education as a 'civics' literacy in a globalized world: The challenges facing education in Singapore. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Policies of Education, 27 2: 161-174. doi:10.1080/01596300600676110

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Author Rossi, Tony
Ryan, Mary
Title National education as a 'civics' literacy in a globalized world: The challenges facing education in Singapore
Journal name Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Policies of Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0159-6306
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01596300600676110
Volume 27
Issue 2
Start page 161
End page 174
Total pages 14
Editor M. Mills
R. Lingard
V. Carrington
Place of publication Abingdon, UK
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
330199 Education Studies not elsewhere classified
330104 Educational Policy, Administration and Management
749904 Education across cultures
Abstract In this paper we discuss the idea of national education in Singapore. National education, broadly speaking, is a civics programme which seeks to instil a sense of place, identity and history in young Singaporeans with a view to developing national pride and commitment. We set this discussion against the backdrop of globalization and the idea of wired communities and argue that any civics programme needs to be more than simply a nationalistic agenda. To do this we have framed national education in Singapore as a civics literacy informed by the idea of multiliteracies. In doing so, we suggest that the pedagogical work of such an approach can help to sustain the nation state of Singapore yet place the civics agenda on a global stage where national education might be seen more appropriately as global education.
Q-Index Code C1

 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 5 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Wed, 15 Aug 2007, 10:00:00 EST