Interactions between Chinese associations and education in postwar Singapore:A socio-economic perspective
- 南海研究院-发表论文 
本文以战后初期华人社团在新加坡华文教育发展中的作用为讨论的切入点 ,重点分析会馆如何重建或新办学校、筹措资金以及提供师资与领导等方面的活动。本文也将通过详细的统计资料 ,探讨会馆属下学校的董事、教师、学生及其家庭的社会经济和教育背景 ,以期厘清华文教育、会馆以及社会经济变迁这三者之间交错复杂的关系。This paper examines the interactions between clan associations and education in Singapore, with a focus on the 1945-1954 period. By using rich statistics data from the clan associations/school publications, this paper establishes the patterns of their close interplay and the socio-economic background of the school teachers/pupils. It concludes that Chinese schools epitomized of the heterogeneous nature of Singapore Chinese community and constituted the fertile ground for socialization and identity formation, which underwent a localization process during the period under consideration.