Post by TheInquirer Post by Zanzibar
To solve this, can we ban the tuition classess or any other classses.
will this really solve the problem?
you drive the thing underground, but in its place, do students learn
important life skills and street smarts (e.g. communication, EQ,
relationship management, marketing, asking questions, thinking
critically ... etc) whether in school or in secret tuition classes?
when will Singapore society learn that certification is only 10% of
what's important in life?
Just answer the damn question(s), not the questioner! Don't
presume. My personal matters/beliefs are none of your
business. I ask, you answer. If you think I am stupid,
you have already proven that you are stupid, not me. If
you don't know the answer, can you please "pass" to other
people to answer? thanks.
In many developed countries from Japan to UK, US, EU and even Switzerland and scandinavian countries like Sweden, Norway and Denmark, they do not have such kinds of such many kinds of tuition centres of courses found in Singapore.
They may have child development centre but that they are for those identified with autistic behavior and hyperactive children, or children with slow IQ mental development, or they require of other focus training to improve their mental development skills, etc.
In any case, there do nto have tuition class when the schools have their duties to cover them in their course and they even have heir duties to coach them if they found to be weak i nthe subject.
The responsibility lies with teachers and principals, and specialist education people in their fields o expertise in the schools that assigned from the education ministry.
There should not be any worry of any student in Singapore of going underground to get tuition if a law is passed in parliament, whereby registered tuition centres can only take in students that have a referral letter from the school principal on recommednation from the senior subject specialist teacher.
The senior subject specialisr is to ensure those slow learner students will be ttaught and chase up their marks to match of other sutdents in the class.
The pricipal of the tuition centre will have the results from their tuition teacher o ntheir students.
The results will be emailed to the principal of the school for their senior subject specialist to review and comment if further tuition is reqired or if any specific additional topics or subjects to be covered or not for the tutored student.
Also the senior specialist teacher will refer to their child development evaluation and assessement committiees that included of psychiatrist to check on the child mental trauma.
Or to check on the student's family background by referring the case to social welfare investigator to see if the student has had family problems like divorcing parents, or family abuses on him, quarrelling family, and noisy family, and many other social factors.
I think by this way of processing weaker students with various conditions to tuition, other students will have equal footing to depend of their learning at schools instead.
By his way, there will be reduction of teachers in the tuition centres, and thus many teachers could be recruited again to join their schools again.
This is worthy of consideration.