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Study Abroad: Education Sources: Singapore

This guide is intended for a study abroad course at the College of Education.

Map of Singapore

map of singapore

Travel Information

Singapore National Institute of Education

National Institute of Education logo

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Natural Disasters and School Emergency Drills

Information about school emergency drills such as fire drills or drills for other natural disasters may not be available online. However, another way to be prepared is to be aware of some of the common natural disasters that occur in the region to which you will be traveling.

That being said, Singapore is well-known for not having many natural disasters. It is not near any major fault lines, and so does not have earthquakes or volcanoes. Additionally, it is protected from tsunamis by other land masses in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

However, Singapore does receive quite a bit of rain during the wet season (from September through February) and flooding may be possible in some areas.

Finding More Resources in the Library Catalog

To find more background information about the educational system of Singapore, try these tips for searching the library catalog:

Here are some keywords that may be useful in your search:

  • Education -- Singapore
  • Education -- Asia
  • Education, higher -- Singapore
  • Education, primary -- Singapore
  • General education -- Singapore
  • Teacher-student relationships -- Singapore
  • Education -- curricula
  • Curriculum planning
  • Curriculum evaluation

Singapore Ministry of Education


Ministry of Education

Background Information on Education System

For a brief overview of Singapore's educational system and related topics, try the article. "Singapore", available from the library's online collection:

Publications from UNESCO and the CIA may also provide useful background information:

Try looking at the following library resources for further information:

Cultural Norms

For information about cultural norms in Singapore, try these resources:

To find more resources, try searching using the following keywords:

  • Etiquette -- Singapore
  • Etiquette -- Asia
  • Etiquette -- Southeast Asia
  • Culture shock -- Singapore
  • Singapore -- social life and customs
  • Asia -- social life and customs
  • Intercultural communication

General Asia-Pacific Education Journals

There are many journals focused on various aspects of education in the Asia-Pacific region. The following journals are available online through the library's website and can be searched for relevant articles: