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Looking at Education through a Deweyan Lens: How play can take shape in Singapore’s preschools
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood (2004)
  • Sirene Lim, Teachers College, Columbia University
Abstract
This article outlines key characteristics of Singapore’s national values and the preschool education context, and provides a discussion of what the spirit of play could be like in Singaporean preschools. The article uses Deweyan principles to advocate for socially just curricula in Singaporean preschools that embrace ‘play’ as a vehicle for children’s learning.
Keywords
  • Singapore,
  • preschool education,
  • play,
  • John Dewey
Publication Date
2004
Citation Information
Sirene Lim. "Looking at Education through a Deweyan Lens: How play can take shape in Singapore’s preschools" Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Vol. 5 Iss. 3 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sirene_lim/5/