Archive for May, 2007

Elitism in Singapore (Con’td)

The Straits Times (Singapore)

May 19, 2007 Saturday

High anxiety an elite affliction?

The term elitism is apt to trigger strong reactions, but a Straits Times survey suggests the angst over this phenomenon may be less widespread than one might have thought. And contrary to conventional wisdom, students in top schools are more likely than their peers to worry about being looked down upon or left out of the elite group. Ken Kwek takes a closer look at the survey findings and their implications

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May 19, 2007 at 8:16 pm 2 comments

Students of top schools worry more about elitism

ST survey sheds different light on debate about elitist behaviour
By Ken Kwek
MENTION the word ‘elite’ and most people here have something to say.
For students,notions of the elite are confined mostly to which school one goes to and how well one does in school, rather than wealth, power or family background.

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May 18, 2007 at 7:36 pm 1 comment


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