Ever since the proclamation of Singapore as a multiracial state, the government has upheld social cohesion amongst races as its key priority. In Singapore, we uphold racial and religious harmony in the society by having policies which are based on values of respect, acceptance, equality and tolerance. All these will bring about the ultimate aim of instilling mutual respect and appreciation for each others’ race and culture, and bring about a society which is cohesive and integrated. While the government’s policies are key agents to building social cohesiveness, it still remains up to each individual in Singapore to integrate with other races.
Students will understand that ...
- cooperation is a substitute for conflict.
- human perceptions influence the degree of cooperation.
- nations that survive challenges and succeed to become viable entities, are those that are able to adapt, with guidance from the leaders.
- Why cooperate?
- Does having cooperation necessarily lead to a better state than before?
- What are the internal and external threats to Singapore’s harmony?
- Why is there a need for ethnic and religious sensitivities and tolerance?
- We must preserve racial and religious harmony.