Singapore Expats Forum

Educational Standards.....

Discuss about any latest news or current affairs in Singapore or globally. Please DO NOT copy and paste news articles from other sources without written permission.
User avatar
Barnsley
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2066
Joined: Tue, 10 Jun 2008
Location: Pasir Ris
Contact:

Educational Standards.....

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 24 Sep 2013 7:00 pm

Just seen one of the headlines on the Asia 1 site.... a mother saying her son was "hopeless" as he only got grade B's in his school work.... I think he only around 10 yrs old as well

Holy Cow..... I am sure her son is gonna appreciate that in the papers.

If "B's" are so bad what does it say about the mentality that has been fostered in parents in this part of the world.
Life is short, paddle harder!!

User avatar
nakatago
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8333
Joined: Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Location: Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Children
Contact:

Postby nakatago » Tue, 24 Sep 2013 7:31 pm


PNGMK
Director
Director
Posts: 4852
Joined: Thu, 21 Mar 2013

Re: Educational Standards.....

Postby PNGMK » Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:39 pm

Barnsley wrote:Just seen one of the headlines on the Asia 1 site.... a mother saying her son was "hopeless" as he only got grade B's in his school work.... I think he only around 10 yrs old as well

Holy Cow..... I am sure her son is gonna appreciate that in the papers.

If "B's" are so bad what does it say about the mentality that has been fostered in parents in this part of the world.


My son hit all B's last report ... I was quite happy with that.

TippyToes
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 16
Joined: Tue, 24 Sep 2013

Re: Educational Standards.....

Postby TippyToes » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:52 am

Barnsley wrote:Just seen one of the headlines on the Asia 1 site.... a mother saying her son was "hopeless" as he only got grade B's in his school work.... I think he only around 10 yrs old as well

Holy Cow..... I am sure her son is gonna appreciate that in the papers.

If "B's" are so bad what does it say about the mentality that has been fostered in parents in this part of the world.


If her son was 12 years old and got B's, she would have thought it was the end of the world, surely.

katbh
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 598
Joined: Thu, 04 Oct 2007
Location: Singapore

Postby katbh » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 7:35 am

Awww come on. It is just sensationalist. For gods sake, not every asian parent is like that. Just like not every english person speaks with a plum in their mouth. The great majority of Asians treat their children the same as any parent.....
Mind you, if any of my child only got a B )(&*&%^*&^&%&****($#!

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 34266
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 8:36 am

I would have been happy IF my son had hit ANY B's! :-(

How two children in exactly the same environment can turn out so different is beyond me. Maybe the difference in the school environments is the deciding factor after all. I really don't know.

Steve1960
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1106
Joined: Mon, 13 Aug 2012
Location: Singapore

Postby Steve1960 » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 8:59 am

I paid out for a very expensive Audi A3 for my daughter when she graduated from University back in July and that was for a grade 2.1 not even a first!! Oh, and I was over the moon with her achievement, so proud :-)

Do your best for your kids, help them to be the best they can be and be thankful they are healthy and hopefully happy.

morenangpinay
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 890
Joined: Mon, 02 Mar 2009

Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:48 am

i tried failing all my subjects in college once because I wanted to be kicked out of the school because i wanted to change schools and that was the only way my parents would allow me to change schools. Unfortunately i didnt get kicked out. Then before applying for my major, my parents wanted me to get into this major and i wanted another one so i didnt apply for any majors for 1 year to make a point. sometimes its not about the grades or their ability to learn.

For asians the first career of choice is to be a doctor...or a nurse if you failed that, the alternative is to marry a doctor. im just joking but I have heard this in other asian families.

katbh
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 598
Joined: Thu, 04 Oct 2007
Location: Singapore

Postby katbh » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:00 pm

^ no one can do this anymore. When I was at uni, it did not matter what your grades were when you were getting a job. If you had the necessary degree that was all that was necessary. But now, all employers want to look at your grades....
So young first year uni students, consequently, are not so much fun any more. They take less risks in their subject choices - and thereby narrow the possibility of them actually EXPERIENCING something different - or finding out something new about themselves.
When did education become such a chore.

iloverice
Regular
Regular
Posts: 132
Joined: Fri, 30 Mar 2012
Location: Singapore

Postby iloverice » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:19 pm

My parents motto was. if you failed (bad grades) you have to live with it, they always remind us that they only can send us to school, but the achievement not in their hand. It worked for 2 girls, and not worked for the other 2 girls. :lol: but we all now doing fine with our live. I agree with SMS, same school, same environment but different results, I always wonder why.

User avatar
Wd40
Director
Director
Posts: 3788
Joined: Tue, 04 Dec 2012
Location: SIndiapore

Postby Wd40 » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:56 pm

As I have mentioned before, I used to be very bad at studies and very mischievous as a kid. My dad used to hit me, like any other Indian dad, during those days would. I still remember, this was in 1st std(P1 in Singaporean terms). I scored less and I my dad was angry and he refused to sign the report card. I didnt know what to do so I forged his signature, thinking he wont ask for the report card again :lol: He did ask later and said he will sign it. Imagine the aftermath :) Then in 3rd I think I failed in an exam and when I showed the report card to my father, he just tore it apart. :o

User avatar
QRM
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1831
Joined: Mon, 17 Oct 2005
Location: Nassim hill

Postby QRM » Wed, 25 Sep 2013 3:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN7o2Iy89WQ lol B+ bloodtype

My old man resorted to bribery 1000 pounds per A level C grade and above! He worked out it was cheaper then having to re send me to some crammer school for re-sits, bought my first car with the 3k!

earthfriendly
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1834
Joined: Sat, 20 Aug 2005

Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:35 am

Awful, awful, awful.... a system that is so focused on grade, streaming at a young age, high stake exams. The kids are not robots! Each one has their own potential. I wonder who are they serving? Really question those who are in charge of the education system in SG. Many of their measures seem so anti-child?

http://www.edvantage.com.sg/content/lea ... innish-way


"Many also attribute the success of the Finnish education system to the strong foundation in learning laid in pre-school, where the focus is on cultivating intellectual curiosity and a love of learning in the young."


The country's education system did not start out this way. Back in the 1960s, less than 10 per cent of students continued their education until the age of 18. There was nationwide standardised testing for children at age 11. Children who scored in the top 25 per cent went to private schools that charged high fees.

But starting in the mid-1970s, education reforms were introduced.

- See more at: http://www.edvantage.com.sg/content/lea ... 3hrMl.dpuf

User avatar
Barnsley
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2066
Joined: Tue, 10 Jun 2008
Location: Pasir Ris
Contact:

Postby Barnsley » Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:56 am

Teachers are respected ........ but they should have their pay cut :D

Fair play its not only Singapore folks who think this....
Life is short, paddle harder!!


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Latest News & Current Affairs”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest