The Book

"A WORTHY PUBLICATION. EASY TO READ AND INTERESTING."

Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Minister Mentor. Singapore : : 2007

Many Pathways, One Mission: Fifty Years of Singapore Education was launched at Teachers’ Day Reception by President S R Nathan on 30 August 2007 at the Istana.  

THE PUBLICATION TEAM:

Editor: Lim Lai Cheng
Writer: Tham Kum Chee
Designer: Michael Low
Researchers: Thai Mok Jee and Alan Auyong

PRAISES FOR MANY PATHWAYS, ONE MISSION: FIFTY YEARS OF SINGAPORE EDUCATION

"... the mystery of education that was, revealed..."
Mr Herman Hochstadt . former Permanent Secretary (Education)
Singapore : : 1976-1980


"It is an excellent book, put together in an interesting and attractive way."
Mr Teo Chee Hean . Minister for Defence
Singapore : : 2007


"This wonderful book is about the people behind the so-called system that everyone likes to arrow. For all those who think our school landscape is too uniform, this book will put to rest that myth. Every school is as different as the principal and teachers in it. Our schools are not only diverse but thriving with youth and energy."
Dr N Varaprasad . Chief Executive
National Library Board . Singapore


"The commemorative succeeded in conveying the overall theme that education is a very human enterprise – dependent on the dedication and doggedness of all those who would seek to help each child become better."
Dr Ng Eng Hen . Minister for Manpower
Singapore : : 2007


"This book is wonderfully conceptualized, written and presented. It chronicles the changes that the education system has gone through in an interesting story-telling way. Over the fifty years, the education system has changed… the facilities have improved dramatically. So have the spirit and the ability of the educators. The lives of so many children and their families have improved as a result, some so well represented in the book."
Mr Hawazi Daipi . Senior Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Manpower)
Singapore : : 2007


"This elegant limited edition of MOE's commemorative book is a comprehensive presentation of fifty years of Singapore's education. It is a complete and fitting testimony of achievements made by Singapore over the years."
His Excellency Holger Standertskjold . Ambassador
Head of Delegation of the European Commission to Singapore


"What a marvellous idea to record the development of a nation through the developments in its education system over 50 years. THE QUALITY OF THIS PUBLICATION APPROPRIATELY REFLECTS THE QUALITY OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM OF SINGAPORE with committed leaders and teachers working hand in hand with students and their parents, developing young people to be good citizens not just of Singapore but of an increasingly interconnected world."
Ms Eunice Crook OBE . Director
British Council : : Singapore