ERIC Number: ED256000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Pipers and Tunes: Research, Policy and Practice in Singapore.
Kooi, Sim Wong
To have any impact on policy, educational research in Singapore must often be conducted and reported in ways compatible with the preconceptions of the national government's educational policy-makers. Still, the situation facing researchers currently is preferable to that existing before 1979, when the Goh Report recommended major reforms in educational policy. These reforms were aimed primarily at making education and educational research more effective, efficient, and systematic. Singapore's Institute of Education, charged with promoting educational research, also took on more research responsibilities, particularly in the area of preservice teacher education. Nationwide efforts to encourage professional development and research awareness among teachers may lead in the future to an increase in the impact of research results on practice as well as to more effective collaboration among researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners. (PGD)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Governance, Politics of Education, Public Agencies, Research Needs, Research Utilization, Teacher Education
Not available separately; see EA 017 423.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Research Trends; Singapore
Note: In: Research, Policy and Practice. World Yearbook of Education 1985. New York, Nichols Publishing Company, 1985. p177-86, (EA 017 423).