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Diversity in education is our strength

We must build diversity in our schools and nurture soft skills that endure. Diversity is key to our resilience as a country and key to alleviating the unhealthy stress of pursuing the same definition of success.

How far we can move away from an over-emphasis on academic grades to truly embrace strength in diversity depends on the full participation and support of educators and parents, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said.

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No relationship between class size and learning outcomes said oecd singapore

It's disingenuous of Jamus to compare teacher-student ratios without comparing students' performance. The Pisa international tables suggest that small class sizes do not necessarily create high-performing education systems. In fact, Andreas Schleicher who is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the OECD said, "Everywhere, teachers, parents and policy-makers favour small classes as the key to better and more personalised education... And yet, Pisa results show no relationship between class size and learning outcomes, neither within nor across countries."

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