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ERIC Number: EJ833932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0218-8791
Towards Research-Based Innovation and Reform: Singapore Schooling in Transition
Luke, Allan; Freebody, Peter; Shun, Lau; Gopinathan, S.
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v25 n1 p5-28 May 2005
The challenges facing the Singapore education system in the new millennium are unique and unprecedented in Asia. Demands for new skills, knowledges, and flexible competencies for globalised economies and cosmopolitan cultures will require system-wide innovation and reform. But there is a dearth of international benchmarks and prototypes for such reforms. This paper describes the current Core Research Program underway at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, a multilevel analysis of Singaporean schooling, pedagogy, youth and educational outcomes. It describes student background, performance, classroom practices, student artefacts and outcomes, and student longitudinal life pathways. The case is made that a systematic focus on teachers' and students' work in everyday classroom contexts is the necessary starting point for pedagogical innovation and change. This, it is argued, can constitute a rich multidisciplinary evidence base for educational policy. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore