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ERIC Number: ED556321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 52
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
The Phoenix: Vocational Education and Training in Singapore. International Comparative Study of Leading Vocational Education Systems
Tucker, Marc S.
National Center on Education and the Economy
This is the first in a series of reports from the Center on International Education Benchmarking (CIEB) exploring the leading vocational and technical education systems from around the world to draw out what makes these systems great and what other countries can learn from them. This first report was based on a visit of several days to Singapore made by Betsy Brown Ruzzi, Vivien Stewart and Marc S, Tucker in May-June 2012. The remarkable Singaporean achievement in vocational education and training stands as a powerhouse at the intersection between East and West. This report concentrates on the policies and structures that define the vocational educational and training (VET) system of Singapore. It describes not only what it looks like now, but also how it developed, stage by stage, in relation to Singapore's economic development program and its unfolding general education system.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center on Education and the Economy
Identifiers - Location: Singapore