A Social Studies guidebook which dissed the use of Singlish and eating at hawker centres isn’t MOE-approved

The Seconday three evaluation e book has a bit on socio-economic standing which has riled many social media customers.
Facebook/Ahmad Matin

Elitism and privilege in Singapore has come beneath the highlight in some ways over the previous few years however now a Secondary three Categorical/Regular (Educational) evaluation e book has been added to that listing.

The evaluation e book referred to as the Full Information to GCE O-Stage Social Studies Quantity 1 revealed by MarketAsia Books has a bit which touched on the potentially-sensitive subject of socio-economic standing or what he referred to as merely abbreviated as SES.

“Understanding SES is essential as a result of they assist us perceive societies higher and allow governments to place in place simpler insurance policies in coping with well being care, the rich-poor divide, getting older, crime and schooling,” wrote the e book’s writer Rowan Luc.

The part juxtaposed examples of larger SES with these of decrease SES, evaluating what it claims are defining factors of each ends of an individual’s social standing.

Right here’s what it stated:

Facebook/ Ahmad Matin

Fb consumer Ahmad Matin, whose profile listed him as a former trainer at Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary College, posted photographs its cowl and the part on socio-economic standing on March 12 with the caption: “Stunned that is even revealed. I’m appalled!”.

His publish, which additionally tagged the Ministry of Training (MOE), has been shared greater than 5,200 instances at the time of writing.

And of course, social media customers wasted no time to specific their displeasure at what they learn.

A test on MOE’s web site confirmed that the evaluation e book just isn’t on its Authorised Textbook listing. It said that that all commercial textbooks and related materials will bear MOE’s stamp of approval.

Right here’s what we discovered:

Ministry of Education

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