Teaching Cultural Diversity and Sense of Identity in the Primary Two Social Studies Classroom in Singapore: Analysis and Critique, pp. 9 of 13

The analysis was structured based on the following research questions:

Main research question:

  • To what extent does the Primary Two Social Studies curriculum promote understanding of cultural diversity and difference?

Guiding questions:

  • How is culture portrayed and represented?
  • Does the portrayal of cultural identity invite the understanding of identity as composite and fluid?

The questions above are predicated upon the concern for the representation of cultural diversity that would facilitate a more expansive understanding of diversity that recognises the multiplicity and fluidity of identity.

An Inspiring Quote

"[Open-mindedness] includes an active desire to listen to more sides than one; to give heed to facts from whatever source they come; to give full attention to alternative possibilities; to recognize the possibility of error even in the beliefs that are dearest to us."

~ John Dewey, How We Think

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