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Han, L. P. (2008). Elementary Malay Vernacular Schools and School Libraries in Singapore under British Colonial Rule, 1819-1941

Abstract: Earlier research on school libraries in Singapore has stated that school libraries were established there recently. Lim (1970) wrote that school libraries in Singapore were largely a post-war innovation, and Ho (1998) wrote that published records related to the history of school libraries in Singapore were available only from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. This article presents historical information that shows that an official policy on school libraries was initiated in 1899. It also presents the historical record of the development of schools and school libraries under British colonial rule and related information about the Malay school book production.

Subject categories: History (8), Special populations (16), Policy (17)

Abstract submitted by Janice Newsum, Florida State University


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