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Stakeholders in Singapore Education (Topic 4) Seminar Topic 1 by Mind Map: Stakeholders in Singapore
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Stakeholders in Singapore Education (Topic 4) Seminar Topic 1

How

joining the Parent Support Group (PSG)

COMPASS

http://www.938live.sg/News/Singapore/EDC091024-0000208/Parents_as_school_partners

EVIDENCE 2: online forum created by parents to discuss parenting and education issues

EVIDENCE 1: Candy,"My son attends CCA-Chess at Northland Primary School. During their Chess practice every Saturday and chess competitions in other schools/CCs, parents take turns taking care of the kids. And parents know one another well.

At Northland Pri Sch, parent support group is called chamPS (http://www.northlandpri.moe.edu.sg/cos/o.x?c=/wbn/pagetree&func=view&rid=26469). Parents are encouraged to be engaged in school activities: "Research shows that parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising pupil achievement in schools. Where parents and teachers work together to improve learning, the gains in achievement have been found to be significant and therefore, the school appreciates the role that parents can play as their partners-in-education." "The school would like to invite like-minded parents who are available to join as parent volunteers. I"

http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/speeches/2009/10/24/compass-convention.php

School encourages parents to get involve in the school planning and activities

schools often conducts parent meeting session

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1013487/1/.html

Managing Different Expectations

EVIDENCE 2: During my son's Annual Sports Day earlier this year, the school thanked parents in the organizing committee for organizing the event and encouraged parents to join the committee.

wants the best for their child

Family Mattters: The role of parents in Singapore education

EVIDENCE 1: newspaper articles in Forum (Straits Times, written by parents regarding education)

EVIDENCE 3: websites like www.kiasuparents.com; where parents discussed best schools to enrol their kids

Survey to our friends/relatives who are parents through Survey Monkey with these questions: (1) Do you think parents should be involved in their children's education? Why and why not? (2) Do you think parents should volunteer their efforts in their children's school? Why and why not? (3) As a parent, what are your expectations of schools and teachers? (4) Are you a parent volunteer? Do you know of anyone who is a parent volunteer? (5) If you are a volunteer, what is your objective of being one?

Survey Link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XNJF837

Developing Effective parenting support group http://www3.moe.edu.sg/compass/depsg.html

Stakeholders in Education : http://www3.moe.edu.sg/compass/stakeholders_pub.html

Shaping Singapore future: Thinking School Learning Nation (pp 112-122) Goh Chok Tong's speech in 1997, http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/speeches/1997/020697.htm

Parents are involved in the school's activities and curriculums compared to the past. Based on observations and experiences,use relevant examples, documents and statistics to substantiate this stand.

Past

Why?, parents are less educated, school only call parents when the child fails or naughty

Present

Why?, parent's are more educated, EVIDENCE: get statistic of average household income and qualification of Singaporeans (1980s versus 2000)

Evidence & Support, http://www.springerlink.com/content/y037357487p8p367/

Required Readings

http://www1.moe.edu.sg/COMPASS

How parent's involvement in school affects educators

*Harnessing parents as a force to enhance students' learning

Class Activites: must be relevant, interactive and creative

Quizes

Group discussions

Group Presentations of their learning

Puzzles

Presentation Sequence