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ERIC Number: EJ924504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1570-2081
Innovation and Enterprise in Singapore Schools
Tee, Ng Pak
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v3 n3 p183-198 Jan 2004
Schools in Singapore are now tasked to develop the spirit of innovation and enterprise in their students. This is in line with the national vision of "Thinking Schools, Learning Nation". This policy initiative, which began in 2004, is set to change the fundamental nature of education in Singapore. This article discusses the innovation and enterprise (I&E) initiative, its major implications for schools in Singapore and the areas still to be addressed in the implementation of the policy. In particular, the article discusses the issues of teachers and school leaders as role models of I&E, I&E as an organic part of school business, the influence of the wider societal culture and values system, and the measurement of success of I&E. The challenge for schools is to go beyond the form of the initiative to bring real substantial and sustainable change through this movement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore