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...Country overview Primary education is compulsory in Singapore. The six-year program focuses on developing language and numeracy skills, as well as building character. English, mathematics, and mother tongue language are the core subjects...

Overview of Primary Education (Singapore)

Yew-Jin Lee

Yew-Jin Lee is an associate professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Structure of primary education In 2016, there were 185 mainstream primary schools in the city-state of Singapore that could all be classified as urban schools. Of these, 144 were state-run while the rest were government-aided (schools...

Digital Technologies and Online Learning in Higher Education (Singapore)

Kumar Laxman

Kumar Laxman is an associate professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...IT infrastructure Singapore’s higher education institutions are equipped with top-notch, premium-quality IT infrastructure and facilities. These infrastructures include the best quality data centers and enterprise servers and storage...

Professional Development in Higher Education (Singapore)

Salleh Hairon

Salleh Hairon is an associate professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Professional development offerings Professional development provisions are usually under the purview of one particular department or division in a university. The Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division (TLPD) at the Nanyang Technological...

Overview of Secondary Education (Singapore)

Yew-Jin Lee

Yew-Jin Lee is an associate professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Structure of lower and upper secondary education All schools in the city-state of Singapore are urban schools; typically, secondary schools house students from both lower (secondary 1 and 2; Grades 7–8) and upper (secondary 3–4/5) secondary...

Singapore Model

David Scott

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David Scott is Professor of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Charles Posner

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Charles Posner was Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK, Founding Director of the Instituto de Investigación Educativa y Desarrollo de Nayarit, Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit, Mexico and Professor at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin is Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education, University College London, UK. He is also a consultant on education reform programmes for the Ministry of Education, Mexico, and Associate Fellow of the Virtual University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He is co-author, with David Scott, Charles Posner and Elsa Guzmán, of Interventions in Education Systems (Bloomsbury, 2014) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elsa Guzman

Elsa Guzman is a member of the Institute of Adult Education, Mexico. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Interventions in Education Systems : Reform and Development

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Statism and the Singapore features regularly in the news as an example of a high-performing education system as measured in international tests (OECD 2014). Its education system has been the centre of attention for national policymakers...

Assessment in Primary Education (Singapore)

Hwei-Ming Wong

Hwei-Ming Wong is a Research Scientist at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on assessment in primary education In Singapore, primary education is compulsory starting from age 6 in Primary 1 (Grade/Year 1) to age 12 in Primary 6 (Grade/Year 6) (Ministry of Education [MOE] 2000). Assessment in primary...

Singapore: Education in Transition

Education in South-East Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction The twenty-first century has seen several major movements and revolutions, spanning political, social and monetary systems, and amongst these changes, a less sensational but perhaps more fundamental pervasive change has...

Historical Context of Secondary Education (Singapore)

Dennis Kwek

Dennsi Kwek is assistant dean and research scientist at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Historical and conceptual evolution of lower and upper secondary education The evolution of secondary education in Singapore was driven by two key political and economic drivers: (1) the struggle for political independence beginning in 1965...

Assessment in Secondary Education (Singapore)

Wei Shin Leong

Wei Shin Leong is an assistant professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Haslinda Ismail

Haslinda Ismail is a research associate at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on assessment in lower and upper secondary education At the national level, within and across Singaporean mainstream secondary schools, assessment is used for promotion to the next educational level (Leong and Tan 2014: 599; Tan...