ERIC Number: ED246195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Technological Education in Singapore: A Country Report. VITB Paper No. 3.
Seng, Law Song
The objective of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of the total system of technological education in Singapore. The educational system, its history, and its response to technological needs are first briefly described. A discussion follows of the evolution of the various infrastructures, including the National University of Singapore, Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Technical College, the Vocational and Industrial Training Board (VITB), Economic Development Board training centers, and VITB-approved training centers. Some major changes that the various infrastructures within the total education and training system have made to respond to economic restructuring in the 1980s are then described. These include the New Education System in the schools, school program revision, a VITB project to develop a Resource and Staff Training Centre, expansion of computer studies, and the recommended establishment of the Nanyang Technological Institute to train engineers. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vocational & Industrial Training Board, Singapore.
Note: Paper presented at the Silver Jubilee Seminar on "Technological Education in Asean: Issues and Options for the 80's" (Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, December 10-12, 1981).