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Social studies educators and researchers might also find these articles on civics and moral education, National Education, and religion relevant to their work.


Chew, J. (1998). Civics and moral education in Singapore: Lessons for citizenship education? Journal of Moral Education, 27(4), 505-524.

Gopinathan, S., & Sharpe, L. (2004). New bearings for citizenship education in Singapore. In W. O. Lee, D. L. Grossman, K. J. Kennedy & G. P. Fairbrother (Eds.), Citizenship education in Asia and the Pacific: Concepts and issues (pp. 119-136). Hong Kong: Kluwer Academic Publishers.


Han, C. (2000). National education and "active citizenship": The implications for citizenship and citizenship education in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 20(1), 63-74.


Han, C. (2007). History education and 'Asian' values for an 'Asian democracy: The case of Singapore. Compare, 37(3), 383-398.

ABSTRACT. Where some of the papers in this volume deal with nation building in the democratizing former East European states in the wider ideological context of liberal democratic thought, this paper aims to present a view of democracy and democratization from an alternative, ‘Asian’ perspective. South East Asian nations, such as Singapore, have attempted to articulate and practise forms of ‘Asian’ democracy as a response to, and in rejection of, Western liberal democratic models. In these countries, there is not so much a programme of reform and liberalization, as an attempt to evolve a form of democracy suited to an ‘Asian’ society. To this end, efforts have been made by political leaders to articulate what ‘Asian’ values are, and Singapore will be used as an example of how a government has promoted a set of values regarded to be congruent with their form of ‘Asian’ democracy. By examining the history texts in Singapore, and comparing the different contexts in which European and ‘Asian’ values are embedded and used, the paper will elucidate the ways in which the nature of ‘Asian’ values and democracy differ from that of those advocated in Europe, and the implications of this for citizenship education.