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2 Million Minutes

Singapore Educational System

Loli Lucaciu

on 24 January 2013

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Ashley Donovan
Loli Lucaciu Singapore Education Age of students Pre-school: 4 to 6 years old
Primary school: 7-12 years old
Secondary school: 13-16 years old
Post secondary school: 17-22 years old Public and Private Education Fees Public Education:
Primary : $80/ month
Secondary: $130/ month
Junior College: $240/ month
Polytechnic: $2,150/ academic year
University: $6,220/ academic year for non-lab courses, to $17,820 medical/dental courses Private Education (SIM University) with government subsidy, the price for an year goes from $13,000 to $64,000, depending on citizenship status and area of study
without government subsidy - $30,000 to $86,000 on account of the before-mentioned conditions
Overview of education system in Singapore Policy, goals, and objectives Policy:
Thinking Schools, Learning Nations
(Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, 1997)

Goals and objectives: Help students to .....
Develop Creative thinking skills
Develop nationalistic Commitment
Discover talents
Realize potential
develop lifelong passion for learning TIMSS 2011 Scores!! 4th grade math: Number 1 with a 606
4th grade Science: Number 2 with a 575
8th Grade Math: Number 2 (following Korea's 613) with a 611
8th Grade Science: Number 1 with a 604 Teacher $alary Primary School: $9,111-$62,797
Secondary School: $47,482
Middle School: $17,335-$65,419
Elementary School: $20,137-$76,310
Special Education: $36,888 **These are just averages or ranges that teachers in Singapore may be paid per year. Salary depends on age, experience, and even gender. Yes, males do get paid more than females... About twice as much. ** Interesting Facts! #1
In Singapore, students spend double the amount of time on homework than any other Asian country! Especially in math. #2
They also play more video games than any other country!! #2
They don't compete against students just in their own school. The competition is statewide. #3
Most students read for pleasure about an hour every day. #4
They play more video games than any other country #5
The dropout rate in Singapore is 1.6%
(82,939 people)
The dropout rate in the United States is 7%
(21,811,434 people) Take Away United World College of Southeast Asia (kindergarten through 6th grade) $23,000 - $29,000 annually + board ( approx. $27,000)
all schools are usually in the $20,000 - $30,000 range Typical school week/day
(secondary school) from 7:30 to 1:00 or 1:00 to 6:30, Friday to Monday
school year: 40 weeks (US has 36)
longest break (6 weeks in November and December)
class length : 30-40 mins Homework load average of 4.6 hrs/ day (8th grade)
the most from all Asian countries, especially on Math
reading for pleasure: 1.1 hrs Education budget/
Student expenditures $10.9 billion in 2011 - $5.04 to primary schools, secondary, independent, centralised institutes & junior colleges
$3.2 billion to the 4 autonomous universities
$1.2 billion to the 5 polytechnics & 2 tertiary arts institutions
$606 million to 3 colleges of Institution of Technical Education
student expenditure for secondary schools - 17.5% of total GDP (2010)
Time management in classes. In Singapore they spend less time in school but get more done.
That means less time spent:
changing classes
getting breaks
doing busy work
or worse, doing nothing. Teachers' salaries:
They pay teachers based on their experience and age. If you've ever had a first year teacher, you know how lost they can be. And, if the teacher is lost, so are the students. Also, this encourages teachers to be better at their jobs. We could use a few more truly motivated teachers. Homework
We know everyone hates homework but apparently it's working in Singapore. Their concept is that they get the information at school, but have to apply it and learn it at home.
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