The history curriculum in Singaporean secondary schools: an interpretive study of background, developments and issues

Siong Boon Lee

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Abstract

This study examined the historical background to the teaching of history in Singaporean secondary schools and the current
concerns of secondary school teachers in the teaching of the subject. The study was conducted by examining historical and
recent official documents, and by semi-structured interviews with practising history teachers. Findings of the study indicate that
the economic interests of the country often hindered the development of the secondary history curriculum, and that a gap has existed between the planned curriculum and the taught curriculum. As such, this study has identified implications for history teachers' work and their professional development.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Pyvis, David Sanders, Supervisor
  • Clarke, Simon, Supervisor
Award date25 Oct 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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