Impact of Globalization on Singapore

1259 WordsFeb 16, 20185 Pages
Globalization has and will continue to have a vast impact on Singapore as a Nation and on its identity and culture. In order to deal with these changes, Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) will increasingly become more important in the changing landscape of education in Singapore. Globalization is both a cultural and economic phenomenon that has been defined as “a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. This process has effects on the environment, on culture, on political systems, on economic development and prosperity, and on human physical well-being in societies around the world” Singapore is undoubtedly a global player and to maintain its competitiveness, the future generation of working Singaporeans need to “understand and synthesise diverse worldviews, while remaining grounded in local culture and context” (Heng, 2012) A large responsibility of nurturing the future generation into moral and upright citizens lie on Teachers and Schools, Parents and Policy makers (all Stakeholders in a child’s education). This essay will first seek to discuss the importance of CCE and the pivotal role Teachers and Stakeholders play in implementing it. Thereafter it will focus on the obstacles that I as a Beginning Teacher (BT) may face in implementing CCE as I embark on my teaching career. CCE is important as it teaches
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