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ERIC Number: EJ766046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
How to Assemble a Knowledge Economy: Singapore's Transnational Education Project
Sidhu, Ravinder
Perspectives in Education, v24 n4 p45-56 Dec 2006
This article takes Singapore, an emerging education hub, as a focal point from which to investigate its attempts to become a global city and knowledge-based economy. It outlines how discourses of the knowledge economy are used to rationalise particular policy interventions and the transnational education forms arising from them. It speculates on the types of traits and attributes expected of citizens in a knowledge economy. The article offers a more nuanced analysis of state-market relations under conditions of globalisation and highlights the need for a historical and geographical sensibility in understanding postcolonial development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore