ERIC Number: ED104013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Innovation in Singapore. Experiments and Innovations in Education, No. 9. Asian Series.
Wong, Ruth H. K.
The first in the Asian series on experiments and innovations in education, this study describes the historical background generating the present Singapore education system and provides a detailed report on reform and changes introduced in the past ten years. Innovations have occurred in curriculum development where secondary education received more flexibility, a broader subject-matter base, fewer exams, and increased extra-curricular activities. An unplanned, unsystematic teacher education program was structured into a planned curriculum with behavioral objectives to develop professional competence. Innovation in the integration policy brought two languages into one common curriculum. Other areas of innovation include the development of educational technology, expansion of secondary technical training, and the development of educational research. The characteristics of change in Singapore are seen in purposefulness, connectedness, and pragmatism progressing through four stages of initiation, interpretation, implementation, and correction. (Author/DW)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Surveys, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Singapore