Homeschooling in Singapore: An Education

Homeschooling in Singapore: An Education

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This book will be packed for delivery only from the first week of December 2021.

 

Homeschooling in Singapore: An Education is a book about its existence, complexity, challenges and growing attraction as a viable option, even as Singapore’s school education ranks top in the world. What is homeschooling and why do people choose to homeschool in Singapore? This book traces the origins of homeschooling in world education, why homeschooling cannot be seen as merely ‘school at home’ and the exciting possibilities of reframing education anew in Singapore.

SKU: 978-981-18-2983-3
  • BOOK DETAILS

    • 300 pages of information
    • homeschooling principles that you can use for home-based learning and tutoring
    • 19 interviews with local and expat homeschoolers
    • a hand drawn, full-sized cover illustration by Christine Tan-Eng and Eliana Tan
    • a community cookbook with 20 recipes compiled by Anju Tupili
    • Helpful summary boxes, tables, charts, surveys and more…
  • WHAT OTHERS SAY

    “Singapore's education system has been critically acclaimed around the world as being 'world-class.’ Why, then, do a small minority of parents choose, instead, to homeschool their children? Homeschooling in Singapore: An Education introduces us to the little understood phenomenon of homeschooling in Singapore. Dawn Fung provides insight into the diversity that characterises homeschoolers by relating her personal experiences as well as those of other homeschooling parents. This book raises intriguing questions about the fundamental purposes of education that are instructive for parents, teachers, students and policymakers.”

    • Dr Jason Tan, Associate Professor of Policy, Curriculum & Leadership at NIE

     

    “This is the first book to examine the homeschooling scene in Singapore extensively. It presents a treasure trove of information about homeschooling and homeschoolers, highlighting the adaptive qualities of homeschoolers who function in a coercive environment where suffering together through the education system is a rite of passage to being Singaporean. Dawn Fung has done remarkably well to capture the evolution of homeschooling in our city-state as well as the struggles, negotiations, and aspirations of homeschooling parents for themselves and for the future generations. As much as Homeschooling in Singapore: An Education speaks to the local education system, it is essentially global in outlook as seen in the diverse curriculum and pedagogical approaches embraced. This book is a must read for both specialists and the general public alike who are interested in the education landscape in Singapore and the innovative approaches to learning adopted by its citizenry.”

    • Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir, Associate Professor of Sociology at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore, and co-author of The Future of Singapore: Population, Society and the Nature of the State.