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A Sense of History:
a select bibliography on the history of Singapore

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Singapore, 1965-: Independence & Nation-Building 
Education

 

Aldcroft, Derek H.  Education and development: the experience of the four little tigers. IN Latham, A. J. H. & Kawakatsu, Heita, eds. Asia Pacific dynamism: 1550-2000. London: Routledge, 2000. Pp. 167-183. Covers Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. [HC412 Lat]

Asher, Mukul G.  Financing the development of higher education in Singapore. Singapore: Regional Institute of Higher Education and Development, 1984. 67p. [LA1239.2 Ash]

Ashton, David , et al. Education and training for development: the political economy of skill formation in East Asian newly industrialised economies. London: Routledge, 1999. Covers Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. [LC67 Eas.Ed]

Bell, David Scott . Unity in diversity: education and political integration in an ethnically pluralistic society. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1975. 653p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - Indiana University, 1972. [LA1239.2 Bel]

Chang, Johannes HanYing . Education as a vehicle for social stratificational change: the case of Singapore. IN H. M. Dahlan, et al., eds. ASEAN in the global system. Bangi, Selangor: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1997. Pp. 74-90. [HC497 Sou.Asn]

Chiam, Tat Liang . Ideology and education change in Singapore. 131p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Sociology, National University of Singapore, 1985. [HM15 *1985 2]

Chua, Soon Chai . Politics of higher education: the PAP and Nantah 1965-1980. 83p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Political Science, National University of Singapore, 1986. [JA36 *1986 2]

Cohen, David . United States displaces Britain as Singaporeís higher-education model. Chronicle of Higher Education, 46(11):A63-A64, 5 November 1999. [LA227.3 CHE]

Dainton, F. S.  Higher education in Singapore. Singapore: Ministry of Education, 1989. 20p. [LA1239.2 Dai]

Dainton, F. S.  Report on university education in Singapore, 1979. Singapore: Prime Minister's Office, 1979. 8p. [LA1239.2 Da

Fung, Churk Kan . Recent educational policies in Hong Kong and Singapore compared: with special reference to industrial manpower needs. 427p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of London, 1993. [LB7*UHK 1993 2]

Glad, Ingrid . An identity dilemma: a comparative study of primary education for ethnic Chinese in the context of national identity and nation-building in Malaysia and Singapore. Oslo, Norway: Scandinavian University Press, 1998. 352p. Authorís doctoral thesis presented to the Faculty of Arts, University of Oslo. [LA1235 Gla]

Goh, Keng Swee  & Education Study Team . Report on the Ministry of Education 1978. Singapore: Printed by Singapore National Printers, 1979. 113p. [L584 Goh]

Gomez, James . The political significance of values education in Singapore schools. 67p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Political Science, National University of Singapore, 1992. [JA36 *1992 3]

Gopinathan, S.  Bilingualism and bilingual education in Singapore. IN Paulston, Chritina Bratt, ed. International handbook of bilingualism and bilingual education. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. Pp. 391-404. [P115 Int]

Gopinathan, S.  Education. IN Quah, Jon S. T.; Chan, Heng Chee & Seah, Chee Meow, eds. Government and politics of Singapore. Rev. ed. Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1987. Pp. 197-231. [JQ729 Gov]

Gopinathan, S.  Education and development in Singapore. IN Tan, Jason; Gopinathan, S. & Ho, Wah Kam, eds. Education in Singapore: a book of readings. Singapore: Prentice-Hall, 1997. Pp. 33-53. [LA1239.2 Edt]

Gopinathan, S.  Globalisation, the state and education policy in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 16(1):74-87, 1996. [L71 APJE]

Gopinathan, S.  Moral education in a plural society: a Singapore case study. International Review of Education, 26(2):171-185, 1980. [L10 IRE]

Gopinathan, S.  Religious education in a secular state: the Singapore experience. Asian Journal of Political Science, 3(2):15-27, Dec. 1995. [JA26 APS]

Gopinathan, S.  Singapore. IN Morris, Paul & Sweeting, Anthony, eds. Education and development in East Asia. New York: Garland Pub., 1995. Pp. 79-103. [LC66.5 Eas.Ed]

Improving primary school education: report of the Review Committee. Singapore: Ministry of Education, 1991. 34p. John Yip Soon Kwong, chairman. [LB1564.12 Imp]

Inglis, Christine . The feminization of the teaching profession in Singapore. IN Manderson, Lenore, ed. Women's work and women's roles: economics and everyday life in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. Canberra: Australian National University, 1983. [HQ1784 Won]

Juve, Richard G.  Education as an integrating force in Singapore, a multi-cultural society. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1986. 452p. Thesis (Ed.D.) - Rutgers University, 1975. [LA1239.2 Juv]

Kee, Pookong  & Choi, Kwai Keong . A pictorial history of Nantah. Singapore: Chinese Heritage Centre, 2000. 143p. [LG399 Nu*Kee]

Kwok, Kian Woon . Chinese-educated intellectuals in Singapore: marginality, memory and modernity. Asian Journal of Social Science, 29(3):495-519, 2001. [H8 SAS]

Lau, Wai Har . Bridging the gap between the two worlds: the Chinese-educated and the English-educated. IN Kwok, Kian Woon, et al., eds. Our place in time: exploring heritage and memory in Singapore. Singapore: Singapore Heritage Society, 1999. Pp. 199-207. [DS599.4 Opt]

Law, Song Seng . Technological education in Singapore: a country report. Singapore: Vocational & Industrial Training Board, 1984. 24p. [T163.12 Law]

Lee, Edwin  & Tan, Tai Yong . Beyond degrees: the making of the National University of Singapore. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1996. 239p. [LG399 NUS*Le]

Lee, W. O.  Social change and educational problems in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan, 1990. 303p. [LC192 Lee]

Lee, W. O.  Social change and educational problems in three modern Asian societies: Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong: a comparative study. 466p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Durham, 1988. [LC8*BL 1]

Lewis, Philip E. T.  & Tan, John . Singapore students in Australia: the implications for Singapore. Singapore Economic Review, 42(2):11-31, Oct. 1997. Assessment of the economic impact of Singaporean students studying in Australian universities. [HC497.12 SER]

Lim, Chong Yah . Education and national development. Singapore: Federal Publications, 1983. 122p. Collection of essays on the inter-relationship between higher education and national development in Singapore and Malaysia from the mid-sixties to the seventies. [LA1239.2 Lim]

Lim, Chong Koon . The University of Singapore, 1962-1970. 65p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, University of Singapore, 1976. [D6 *1976 6]

Lim, Hoy Pick . Education for life in an ageing society. IN Bentelspacher, C.  & Minai, K. , eds. Ageing in Japan and Singapore. Singapore: Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore, 1994. Pp. 197-209. [HV1484.12 Agi]

Lind, Andrew William. Nanyang perspective: Chinese students in multiracial Singapore. Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii, 1974. 292p. [LA1239.2 Lin]

The little institute that can: 20 years of the Institute of Systems Science. Singapore: Epigram, 2001. 70p. About the Institute of Systems Science in the National University of Singapore. [LG399 Nusis.Li]

Low, Guat Tin . Singapore. IN Mak, G. C. L., ed. Women, education, and development in Asia: cross-national perspectives. New York: Garland Pub. , 1996. Pp. 143-164. [LC2302 Wom]

Low, Linda ; Toh, Mun Heng  & Soon, Teck Wong . Economics of education & manpower development: issues and policies in Singapore. Singapore: McGraw-Hill, 1991. 246p. [LC67.12 Low]

Morris, Paul . Asiaís four little tigers: a comparison of the role of education in their development. Comparative Education, 32(1):95-109, 1996. Examines the role of education in the development of Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore. [Perind Reprint]

Nanyang University Curriculum Review Committee . Report of the Nanyang University Curriculum Review Committee. Singapore: Nanyang University, 1965. 66p. Wang Gungwu, chairman. [LG399 NU*Nc]

National University of Singapore. Centre for Advanced Studies . Closing a chapter: Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore: 1982 to 2001. Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 2001. 108p. [LG399 NUSCAS.Cl]

Ong, Hagen Wei Fern . Education and nation-building: an analysis of the school curriculum. 67p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Political Science, National University of Singapore, 1998. [JA36 *1998 15]

Ong, Teng Cheong  & Moral Education Committee . Report on moral education 1979. Singapore: Singapore National Printers, 1979. 57p. [LC315.12 Ong]

Pang, Eng Fong  & Lim, Linda . The school system and social structure in Singapore. Commentary, 1(4):43-47, 1976. [DS599.1 C]

Peeris, Rita Adeline . University of Singapore, 1968-1980: towards a national institution. 74p. Academic exercise - Dept. of History, National University of Singapore, 1981. [D6 *1981 9]

Rajadurai, Joseph P.  A study of educational planning in Singapore. 371p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - Fakulti Pendidikan, Universiti Malaya, 1981. Covers the period from 1959 to 1980. [LB7*M 1981 17]

Ramesh, M.  & Asher, Mukul G.  Welfare capitalism in Southeast Asia: social security, health, and education policies. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. 217p. Has references to Singapore and Malaysia. [HN763.5 Ram]

Roslinda Sahamad . Facing up to the challenge: madrasahs of modern Singapore. 58p. Research exercise - Dept. of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore, 1995. [PL5100 R1995 8]

Rudner, Martin . Education and the political process in Malaysia and Singapore. 312p. Thesis (Ph.D.) - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1973. Microfilm.

Sai, Siew Yee . Post-independence educational change, identity and huaxiaosheng intellectuals in Singapore: a case study of Chinese language teachers. Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science, 25(2):79-101, 1998. [H8 SAS]

Shekhu, Anita . Language, education and national cohesion in Singapore. 87p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Geography, National University of Singapore, 1986. [G58 *1986 13]

Selvaratnam, Viswanathan . Innovations in higher education: Singapore at the competitive edge. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 1994. 115p. [LA1239.2 Sel]

Sharpe, Leslie  & Gopinathan, S  Effective island, effective schools: repairing and restructuring in the Singapore school system. IN Tan, Jason; Gopinathan, S. & Ho, Wah Kam, eds. Education in Singapore: A book of readings. Singapore: Prentice Hall, 1997. Pp. 369-383. [LA1239.2 Edt]

Sinclair, Lu . The NTU story: the making of a university of industry and business. Singapore: Nanyang Technological University, 1995. 159p. [LG399 NTU.Si]

Singapore. Committee of Enquiry on Medical Education in Malaya . Report of the Committee of Enquiry on Medical Education in Malaya, November-December 1953. Singapore: Govt. Print. Off., 1954. 62p. [R821.12 Sin]

Singapore. Committee on Compulsory Education . Report of the Committee on Compulsory Education in Singapore. Singapore: Ministry of Education, 2000. 51p. Aline Wong, chaqirperson. [LC136.12 Sin]

Singapore. Committee to Reappraise the School of Technical Studies' Course . Report of the Committee to Reappraise the School of Technical Studies' Course. Singapore: The Committee, 1975. 110p. Alan Phillips, chairman. [LG399 STS*Sc]

Singapore. Nanyang University Review Committee . Report of the Nanyang University Review Committee. Singapore: Printed at Govt. Print. Off., 1960. 44p. Gwee Ah Leng, chairman. [LG399 NUS*S]

Skolnik, Richard L.  An introduction to the nation-wide learning system in Singapore. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1976. 99p. [LA1239.2 Sko]

Soh, Christina . The use of information technology for the management of education in Singapore. London: Commonwealth Secretariat, 2001. 23p. [LB2965.12 Soh]

Some aspects of education in the University of Singapore: a report. Singapore: University of Singapore Students' Union, Educational Review Committee, 1969. 118p. [LG399 SU*S]

Soon, Teck Wong . Singapore's new education system: education reform for national development. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1988. 42p. [LA1239.2 Soo]

The student report on university education in Singapore. Singapore: National University of Singapore Students' Union, 1980. 122p. [LA1239.2 Stu]

Tan, Jason . Educational underachievement of the Malay minority in Singapore 1981-1992: problems and policies. 148p. Thesis (M.Ed.) - University of Hong Kong, 1993. [LB7*UHK 1993 1]

Tan, Jason . Independent schools in Singapore: implications for social and educational inequalities. International Journal of Educational Development, 13(3):239-251, 1993.

Tan, Jason . Singapore. IN Postiglione, G. A. & Mak, G. C. L., eds. Asian higher education: an international handbook and reference guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997. Pp. 285-310. [LA1058 Asi]

Tan, Jason ; Gopinathan, S.  & Ho, Wah Kam , eds. Education in Singapore: a book of readings. Singapore: Prentice Hall, 1997. 445p. [LA1239.2 Edt]

Tan, Kevin . Change and continuity: 40 years of the Law Faculty. Singapore: Times Editions for the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, 1999. 255p. [KE5230 Cha]

Tan, Tai Wei . Moral education in Singapore: a critical appraisal. Journal of Moral Education, 23(1):61-73, 1994. [LC268 JME]

Tay, Mary Wan Joo . Trends in language, literacy and education in Singapore. Singapore: Dept. of Statistics, 1984. 117p. [HB3660.2 Cms]

Tham, Seong Chee . The perception and practice of education. IN Sandhu, Kernial Singh & Wheatley, Paul, eds. Management of success: the moulding of modern Singapore. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1989. Pp. 477-501. [DS599.63 Man]

Towards excellence in schools. Singapore: Ministry of Education, 1987. 85p. A report to the Minister for Education, Republic of Singapore. [LB2806 Tow]

Wong, Francis Hoy Kee  & Gwee, Yee Hean . Perspectives: the development of education in Malaysia and Singapore. Kuala Lumpur: Heinemann, 1972. 177p. [LA1236 Won]

Wong, Ruth H. K.  Educational innovation in Singapore. Paris: Unesco Press, 1974. 82p. [LA1239.2 Won]

Yip, John Soon Kwong . Reflections and renewal in education. IN Tan, Jason; Gopinathan, S. & Ho, Wah Kam, eds. Education in Singapore: a book of readings. Singapore: Prentice Hall, 1997. Pp. 385-400. [LA1239.2 Edt]

Yip, John Soon Kwong ; Eng, Soo Peck  & Yap, Jay Ee Chin . 25 years of educational reform. IN Yip, John Soon Kwong & Sim, Wong Kooi, eds. Evolution of educational excellence: 25 years of education in the Republic of Singapore. Singapore: Longman, 1990. Pp. 1-32. [LA1239.2 Evo]

Yip, John Soon Kwong  & Sim, Wong Kooi , eds. Evolution of educational excellence: 25 years of education in the Republic of Singapore. Singapore: Longman, 1990. 231p. [LA1239.2 Evo]

 

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