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ERIC Number: EJ939320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Singapore Education in "New Times": Global/Local Imperatives
Koh, Aaron
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v25 n3 p335-349 2004
This paper critically examines recent education reform in Singapore launched under the rhetoric of "Thinking Schools, Learning Nation" (TSLN). I will make explicit the context and the premises underlying the new state-initiated TSLN education reform. I argue that the re-alignment of education change is a response to the trajectories of (global) economic conditions, concomitantly framed by (local) sociopolitical and cultural-ideological needs. Next, I tease out and critique the pedagogical problems and contradictions embedded in the TSLN education reform. The paper concludes by asking what critical perspectives can be drawn from the Singapore case vis-a-vis globalisation and education reform. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore