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ERIC Number: EJ1047798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
The Transnational Track: State Sponsorship and Singapore's Oxbridge Elite
Ye, Rebecca; Nylander, Erik
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v36 n1 p11-33 2015
This paper explores the process of transnational institutional matching between elite institutions in Singapore and Great Britain, and the role of state-sponsored scholarships in enabling this process as political and administrative elites are selected and groomed. Using data gathered from in-depth interviews conducted with Singaporean undergraduates studying at Oxbridge and a dataset of the institutional origins of 580 Singaporean government scholars, the analysis illustrates how students are being matched from two Singaporean junior colleges to Oxbridge and back to the higher strata of the Singaporean Public Service. We show that the educational trajectories of these government scholars need to be addressed in relation to the informational capital acquired in specific elite schools as well as the governing roles these individuals are meant to obtain within the state upon graduation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore; United Kingdom (Great Britain)