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ERIC Number: EJ907870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Emerging Education Hubs: The Case of Singapore
Sidhu, Ravinder; Ho, K.-C.; Yeoh, Brenda
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v61 n1 p23-40 Jan 2011
In anticipation of a globalising post-Fordist political economy, countries and universities are increasingly pursuing strategic transnational education and research alliances. This article analyses the Global Schoolhouse, a key education policy platform that aims to transform Singapore into a knowledge and innovation hub by establishing networks and collaborations with foreign universities. Two Global Schoolhouse initiatives are examined--the alliance between Singapore and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and the institutional restructuring aimed at re-modelling the National University of Singapore into a "leading global university centred in Asia". We outline some of the complexities and unanticipated outcomes which emerge when nations and their education institutions seek to globalise. (Contains 4 footnotes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Massachusetts; Singapore