‘I have won a world championship and now I can retire’: Exploring normal technical students’ ways of unpacking academic expectations in Singapore

@inproceedings{Ho2012IHW,
  title={‘I have won a world championship and now I can retire’: Exploring normal technical students’ ways of unpacking academic expectations in Singapore},
  author={Pauline S.K. Ho},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract The aim of this study is to explore the ways in which lower tracked, normal technical students unpack academic requirements and expectations to achieve academic success. Set in Singapore, the study documents the lived experiences of four individuals from the normal technical course who have succeeded academically. The results show the emergence of three main forms of unpacking academic expectations that these participants employed throughout their lives. It will be argued that these… CONTINUE READING