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ERIC Number: EJ1075684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Healthy Competition and Unsound Comparison: Reforming Educational Competition in Singapore
Christensen, Søren
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v13 n4 p553-573 2015
It is frequently claimed that the "competition state" responds to external competition by making competition increasingly central to its internal processes as well. This article discusses education reform in Singapore as departing from the opposite position. In Singapore "excessive" competition in education is now targeted by policy-makers as a major obstacle to making Singapore education competitive in the global "knowledge economy". Nevertheless, the consequence of education reform does not seem to be a reduction of educational competition as such, but rather a transition from an "academic" to a "holistic" form of competition, raising new questions of educational equity and fairness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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