I have always enjoyed writing. From young, I filled up diaries, journals, books, notebooks, scrap papers with words.
Before writing, I read. My mother, who was a working mum, took time to read to me every night. That was her “homeschooling”. That was our connection and her teaching gift to me.
The best things in life are free. They are stored up as good memories and bring you home to authentic relationships. It is in writing that I feel the most freedom to express my humanity.
Read My Book
My book Homeschooling in Singapore: An Education (2021) has been well received. It is read by academics, educators, parents, and even homeschooling students. It has been termed “a bible for homeschoolers”. One curriculum specialist and ex-MOE principal said “every page is worth the read”.
My book is endorsed by two professors :
“Singapore’s education system has been critically acclaimed around the world as being ‘world-class.’ Why, then, do a small minority of parents choose, instead, to homeschool their children? Homeschooling in Singapore: An Education introduces us to the little understood phenomenon of homeschooling in Singapore. Dawn Fung provides insight into the diversity that characterises homeschoolers by relating her personal experiences as well as those of other homeschooling parents. This book raises intriguing questions about the fundamental purposes of education that are instructive for parents, teachers, students and policymakers.” – Dr Jason Tan, Associate Professor of Policy, Curriculum & Leadership at NIE
“This is the first book to examine the homeschooling scene in Singapore extensively. It presents a treasure trove of information about homeschooling and homeschoolers, highlighting the adaptive qualities of homeschoolers who function in a coercive environment where suffering together through the education system is a rite of passage to being Singaporean. Dawn Fung has done remarkably well to capture the evolution of homeschooling in our city-state as well as the struggles, negotiations, and aspirations of homeschooling parents for themselves and for the future generations. As much as Homeschooling in Singapore: An Education speaks to the local education system, it is essentially global in outlook as seen in the diverse curriculum and pedagogical approaches embraced. This book is a must read for both specialists and the general public alike who are interested in the education landscape in Singapore and the innovative approaches to learning adopted by its citizenry.” – Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir, Associate Professor of Sociology at NTU
If you are interested to get a copy, there are some copies left with the publisher from this link. Otherwise, you may borrow from the National Library in Singapore.