dc.contributor.authorHuang, Wanxin.
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-08T07:04:11Z
dc.date.available2013-04-08T07:04:11Z
dc.date.copyright2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/51677
dc.description.abstract“Reward for Work; Work for Reward” is a fundamental principle in the Singapore education system. It represents the ideology of meritocracy in the system which rewards hard work and talent. Such a system allows students of different race, religion and socio-economic background to have fairness in competition. However, such fairness ironically leads to unfairness because of the existing inequality between individuals. According to Bourdieu, the cultural and social capital that a student possesses is determined by his family’s background. This paper explores the reproduction of social inequalities with meritocracy and how certain features of the Singapore society are incompatible with the aims of meritocracy.en_US
dc.format.extent33 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Humanitiesen_US
dc.titleThe reproduction of social inequality through meritocracy : education in Singapore.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeSOCIOLOGYen_US
dc.contributor.supervisor2Xiao Hong (HSS)en_US


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