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ERIC Number: EJ924498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1570-2081
Taking Human Capital Investment Seriously: Reflections on Educational Reform
Kang, Trivina
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v3 n1 p63-76 Jan 2004
This paper presents the 2002 Junior College/Upper Secondary Review in Singapore in the context of the nation-state's commitment to human capital investment. It discusses how these changes have led to a radically altered upper secondary educational landscape through the implementation of the Integrated Programme, the establishment of Specialized Schools in Sports, Maths and Science, and the Arts, and the introduction of Privately Funded Schools. These rapid changes have greatly diversified the educational opportunities available to students in this relatively centralized educational system in a short period of time. The concluding thoughts section concludes with implications of such educational change for parents, students and teachers and issues to be considered while they negotiate such educational change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore