eBook Education-At-Large: Student Life And Activities In Singapore 1945-1965, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814405558
  • ISBN-13: 9789814405553
  • DDC: 373.180959
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 308 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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The first part of the book contains documentation of a groundbreaking exhibition held in 2007 on student activities and societal engagements during post-war Singapore 1945-1965 and transcripts of forums held in conjunction with it. The second half centres on oral history accounts of mostly former Chinese school students who shared about their social, cultural and political activities in complex but exciting times.Education-at-large broadens our understanding of Singapores educational history in the transitional period between the end of the Second World War and the countrys independence; examines the ways in which student activities and activism resonated with, and contributed to, the countrys wider social, political and cultural life, as well as the decolonisation process; and stimulates debates about Chinese education and student activism in Singapore.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Foreword: Those Unforgettable Experlences of Youth.
Exhibition Photographs.
Historical Photographs.
1: Forum Documentation.
2: A Bilingual Forum Inhabiting Two Different Worlds Dialogue Between Han Tan Juan And Koh Tai Ann.
3: My Project Work Experience.
4: My Thoughts on Participating in the Exhibition “Education at Large: Studentlife and Activities in Singapore, 1945–1965”.
5: Some Thoughts on the “Education-at-Large” Exhibition.
6: Perspectives in Student Movement Research.
7: A Very Brief History of Idealism in Singapore.
8: A Hiatorical Account of the Chinese Book Induster in the 1950s to the 1960s.
9: Oral History.
10: Brief Biographies of the Interviewees.
11: Youthful Wanderings Amtdst Student Movements An Interview With Ltm Chin Joo.
12: Transfer To Chinese School — Taking a Different Road An Interview With Tan Kok Chiang.
13: Those Organised and Unorganised Times of Youth an Interview with Chen Mong Tse and Chai Chu Chun.
14: Observation as Historical Participation an Interview With Lee Leong Seng.
15: Growing Up With literacy Classes an Interview With tan Teck Keng.
16: The Sojourns of a Village Youth an Interview With Chua Hiang Yong.
The Singapore Chinese Middle School Students' Union a Lost Echo of an Era.
Thoughts of Exhibition Visitors.
Participating Schools.
Editors' Notes a Collective Imagery of Youth in the Island–State.
About the Editors.
Organising Committee/The Tangent Committee.