Friday, 22 April 2011

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Heritage Education: Sharing the Successes of Your Heritage with Your Child


Last week, I met a mother, whose daughter refuses to speak Chinese Mandarin. Yesterday, we met another friend, whose 3 year old daughter refuses to speak English anymore. It is very common that after children started school or even kindergarten, they would feel ashamed of their own mother-tongue and heritage. That is so sad... I have been thinking about how to solve this.

This morning, I got an idea as a solution to this problem, which I am going to try it out over the coming years:

Counter your child's feelings of shamefulness with pride of his heritage.

Here I am compiling a list of achievements of J's heritage, so that when he is older, I would have it ready to inspire him, and to instil pride in him for being a Chinese-Singaporean Dane.

If you are a living in a country where you are a minority, do not despair. Celebrate any small achievements that your heritage contributed to the human kind, no matter how small it may appear to be.

Objectives:

1. To inspire your children

2. To help them feel proud of their heritage

Achievements of Singapore

1. Another S’pore A-level student bags top Literature prize

http://edvantage.com.sg/edvantage/news/news/610986/Another_S_pore_A_level_student_bags_top_Literature_prize.html

2. Singapore teen tops world English examination in 2011

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_670678.html

3. Singapore ranks 3rd at International Mathematics Olympiad 2011

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_694880.html

4. Singapore ranks 1st at OECD's first PISA problem-solving test

http://www.oecd.org/pisa/singapore-and-korea-top-first-oecd-pisa-problem-solving-test.htm

5. Singapore tops OECD’s global education ranking in 2015

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-tops-oecd-s/1843546.html?cid=NEWSCNSA

http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/singapore-tops-worlds-most-comprehensive-education-rankings

http://borsen.dk/nyheder/oekonomi/artikel/1/304062/choktal_for_danske_elever_kun_22_bedst_i_matematik.html

http://www.b.dk/nationalt/danske-skoleelever-halter-efter-asiaterne-i-matematik


Achievements of China

1. Shanghai Owns the International PISA Science Math Test 2010

http://www.asianweek.com/2010/12/10/shanghai-owns-the-international-pisa-science-math-test/

2. China ranks 1st at International Mathematics Olympiad 2011


Achievements of Denmark

1. Susanne Bier won an Oscar

http://www.visitdenmark.com/international/en-gb/menu/turist/susanne-bier-won-an-oscar.htm

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