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ERIC Number: EJ1180491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0119-5646
A Singapore Case Study of Curriculum Innovation in the Twenty-First Century: Demands, Tensions and Deliberations
Koh, Elizabeth; Ponnusamy, Letchmi Devi; Tan, Liang See; Lee, Shu-Shing; Ramos, Maria Eloisa
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, v23 n4 p851-860 Dec 2014
With the ever-pressing twenty-first century demands, such as the need for new knowledge generation and application, schools today are aware of the necessity to change their structures, processes and practices to be relevant. In Singapore's centralized education system, the Ministry has introduced several decentralization initiatives in the hope of promoting flexibility and innovation within schools. One such initiative is the Integrated Programme (IP). IP schools are expected to redefine existing educational structures, redesign teaching and learning processes and reshape classroom practices to generate diverse learning experiences. This paper describes the case of one school that has embarked on the IP to shed light on the processes involved in curriculum innovation. Our findings reveal three significant processes: negotiating the programme with the school's vision, finding common ground for buy-in and investing in preparation time. These are instrumental in the development and enactment of IP by teachers and school leaders. These findings and their implications are deliberated on, providing ways that schools can shape and sustain curricular innovations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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