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.

• Media Coverage of Forum on Parent and Schooling (31 August 2017)
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

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