The Best of You and The HEAD Foundation invite you to join "Education: An Equal Start?".
The oft touted principle behind Singapore’s successes is meritocracy — the idea that ability and effort are the main drivers of individual and collective success. The meritocratic promise is often optimistic, suggesting endless possibilities if we all applied ourselves appropriately. Does this still hold true in today’s context?
For the first part of the event, keynote speaker Charleen Chiong will discuss findings from her book Families, the State and Educational Inequality in the Singapore City-State. She will draw on in-depth interviews conducted with socio-economically disadvantaged families to understand challenges to the fulfilment of the meritocratic promise, and what could be a better way forward.
The conversation will continue with our esteemed panellists who have deep understanding of the education sector in Singapore and will discuss how we might work collectively to provide equal, enriching opportunities to all children to hone and embrace their strengths.
Date: Saturday, 29 April 2023
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm (GMT +8)
Washington DC: 10.30pm– 12.30am
London: 3.30am – 5.30am
New Delhi: 8.30am – 10.30am
Bangkok/Hanoi/Jakarta: 9.30am – 11.30am
Beijing/Manila/Singapore/Kuala Lumpur: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Seoul/Tokyo: 11.30am – 1.30pm
Sydney: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the webinar. We look forward to welcoming you to our event.