IPS Forum on Parents and Schooling

On 17 July 2017, IPS released a report on parents’ perceptions of the Singapore primary school system. This was based on a survey of 1,500 parents with children in nearly every primary school. The findings can be found here and were extensively reported by the local press.

The report covered many areas, including overall perceptions of the education system, parents’ conceptualisation of a “good school”, and parental stress due to the child’s education.

Following the press coverage, we have distilled key talking points for further deliberation. This event will bring together scholars, policymakers, educators and other key stakeholders to discuss issues such as the notion of “every school a good school”, academic stress, curriculum, tuition and the future education landscape.

IPS Working paper on Parents’ Perceptions of the Singapore Primary School System (17 August 2017)
Forum on Parents and Schooling: Opening Remarks and Panel I – Every school a Good School?
Forum on Parents and Schooling: Opening Remarks and Panel II – What needs to Change?
Forum on Parents and Schooling: Opening Remarks and Panel III – Stress in Schools – Who’s to Blame?
Forum on Parents and Schooling: Opening Remarks and Panel IV – The Future Education Landscape
Presentation slides of Associate Professor Tan Ern Ser
Presentation slides of Ms Genevieve Chye
Presentation slides of Ms Aidaroyani Adam
Presentation slides of Mrs Carmee Lim
Presentation slides of Dr Suzanne Choo
Presentation slides of Mr Tong Yee
Presentation slides of Professor Paulin Straughan
Presentation slides of Dr Dennis Kom
Presentation slides of Dr Lim Lai Cheng
Presentation slides of Dr Tay Hui Yong
Presentation slides of Mr Khairul Rusydi

Media Coverage:
The Straits Times. 2017. ‘Loving lion’ parents may pass on their stress 1 September
Channel 8 News. 2017. 调查:不少父母是“关爱型虎爸虎妈” 积极参与子女学习过程 8月31日
联合早报. 2017. 揭开本地三类家长的面纱 8月31日
The Straits Times. 2017. IPS study: Which kind of parent are you – loving lion, old school or new school? 31 August
The Straits Times. 2017. Concern about parent hot-housing pre-schoolers 25 August
The Middle ground. 2017. Long road ahead for a SkillsFuture future 19 July
Berita Harian. 2017. Lebih 90% puas hati mengenai sekolah rendah anak 18 July
The New Paper. 2017. Most parents happy with Singapore school system: study 17 July
Channel NewsAsia. 2017. Singapore parents generally satisfied with primary school education system: IPS Survey 17 July
联合早报. 2017. 调查:多数家长认为我国教育制度全球顶尖 7月17日 
The Straits Times. 2017. Many parents say PSLE necessary, but helping kids study is stressful 17 July
The Straits Times. 2017. Alumni, clan links least of considerations 17 July
The Straits Times. 2017. Parents happy with their children’s schooling: IPS poll 17 July
The Straits Times. 2017. Torn by conflicting desires, goals for their kids 17 July 
TODAY. 2017. PSLE still a necessary checkpoint for students: Study 17 July
TODAY. 2017. Pupil’s person growth, not grades, top factor for a good school, say parents 17 July

Panel II: Curriculum Emphases and Tuition — What needs to Change?
Panel III: Stress in Schools — Who’s to Blame?
Panel IV: The Future Education Landscape

Ballrooms 1 and 2 (Level 3), Orchard Hotel
442 Orchard Road
Singapore 238879

Thu 31 August 2017
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

For enquiries, please contact Ms Jasline Ng, tel: 6516-8382 and email: decb64_aXBzLmV2ZW50MkBudXMuZWR1LnNn_decb64