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Moving Towards Greater Inclusion in Singapore’s Preschools: The Enablers, Possibilities and Barriers

Published Online: 30 Dec 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 73 (2021) - Issue 1 (December 2021)
Page range: 83 - 98
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2657-3628
First Published
27 Feb 2019
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1 time per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Inclusive education is the next item on the agenda of policy makers in Singapore, in its striving to provide quality education for all children. The move to introducing more inclusive practices in preschools has not been easy. There are many structural obstacles in Singapore’s current preschool context. This review of existing literature on this topic reveals how policymakers, schools, teachers, and parents need to work together to create a successful inclusive education system. There is much that Singapore must work on to develop a successful inclusive preschool education model. The paper aims to provide an understanding of how inclusion in preschools can be more effectively practiced in Singapore by considering the current dual education system in Singapore and the recent measures introduced to improve inclusive preschool education. It examines how effective these measures and recommendations in existing literature will be when placed in Singapore’s current education system which prioritizes academic excellence. In doing so, this paper hopes to highlight the critical issues that policymakers and key stakeholders should consider when planning for inclusive practices in Singapore’s preschools.

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