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“The Elite School Student’s Burden”

The class divide in Singapore needs to be bridged, yet the commentaries or responses which followed have tiptoed around structural fixes, focusing instead on superficial gestures which preserve the status quo. In particular, these gestures range from volunteering to social mixing through sports, arts, or heritage activities, prompting a TODAY letter writer to remark that “what we need to overcome this divide is social solidarity, not cosmetic social mixing” (TODAY, Jan. 3). Continue reading

Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin Intends To Speak Up For Social Causes. Here’s How Research Can Help.

Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin has outlined his strategy to tackle social causes: Reaching out to schools, sustaining the interest of school-leavers in volunteerism, and coaxing companies to step up their CSR programmes. Here’s how research can help (and how research should feature more prominently). Continue reading

Social Service Research Insights: Street Outreach For At-Risk Youths (Singapore)

This series collects insights from social service research in Singapore, and around the world. This week: an evaluation of a street outreach programme for at-risk youths in Singapore. Continue reading

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