Book that is educational
for students, teachers
Education of Highly Creative People
By ACS "O" Level Class of '64
"A" Level Class of '66
Edited by: Kenneth Lyen, John Tan Yew How, Winston Tan Tien Hin,
By VERONICA R. POORE
I HAVE been a teacher and parent
for 40 odd years and having read these letters from "
to Son", I am convinced that the writers have effectively
found the way to communicate relevant issues with secondary school-going
children and everyone who takes the task of education seriously.
The topics, "On Education", "On Creativity",
"On Life" and "The Education of Highly Creative
People", will appeal to the reader as the short essays are
in the voices of those who have been through the demands and
joys of school life.
Which student is not concerned about examinations? Who is not
crushed by failure but wants understanding and motivation to
try again? How does one not want to get more hints on being a
better student or parent or teacher?
The conversational tone used in addressing these problems and
more, shows neither down-talking to the young reader nor disrespect
for the teacher. It appeals and convinces the need to change
and for the better.
Although much valuable space is given to "Famous Dropouts
and Underachievers", it does fulfil its objective to motivate
The writers' nostalgic trip back to their childhood in the early
50s and 60s in Singapore only lends credibility and sincerity
to what they desire to share with their "son".
What makes the book more readable is the refreshing illustrations
by Tan Keng Chiew, the apt quotations and photographs accompanying
The writers provide much food for thought on the larger theme
of the book, which is on education. Their intention is seen
in these statements: "Education is the key to our future.
It needs to be constantly updated to meet the rapid changes and
challenges of today."
They provide some answers but in collaboration with educationists,
creative education will be the norm soon.
Veronica R. Poore is Chairman of the Local Church Executive
Committee of Short Street Tamil Methodist Church.
CREDIBILITY AND SINCERITY
'The writers' nostalgic trip back to their childhood
in the early 50s and 60s in Singapore only lends credibility
and sincerity to what they desire to share with their "son"
They provide much food for thought on the larger theme
of the book, which is on education.'
of the Saints
SAINTS represent the greatest human qualities which we strive
to possess in our own lives.
That is why legends abound of their bravery, selfishness and
love for others.
Classic artworks in this book complement the tales of these saints
which will live, as your gift, in the heart of a loved one this
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THE paintings in this book demonstrate not only artistic genius
at work, but reveal the triumphant mystery of Jesus Christ and
His salvation of the world.
Any lover of great art will delight in this highly spiritual
book, which looks at the solitary life of Jesus that changed
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