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ERIC Number: EJ954519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1570-2081
Fourth Way in Action: Translation of Research into Policy and Practice
Poon, Chew Leng
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v11 n1 p19-25 Feb 2012
This article discusses the relationship between policy, research and practice in the Singapore education landscape in response to Hargreaves and Shirley's arguments of Fourth Way principles of educational change. Examples of recent policy developments in Singapore are used to illustrate the interaction between judicial uses of research data and pragmatic knowledge of classroom practices and stakeholders' interest in policy formulation in Singapore. It is advocated that a key ingredient of the success of Singapore's education system is the unity of vision and mission of the people behind policy, research and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore