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Tan, Liang See; Koh, Elizabeth; Lee, Shu Shing; Ponnusamy, Letchmi Devi; Tan, Keith Chiu Kian – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Singapore's strong performance in international benchmarking studies--Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)--poses a conundrum to researchers who view Singapore's pedagogy as characterized by the teaching of facts and procedures, and lacking in constructivist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Instructional Innovation
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Maxwell, Tom W.; Rinchen, Phub; Cooksey, Ray – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to trace the evolution of school assessment in Bhutan, briefly, as a background to considering the present and future school assessment issues especially as they relate to quality concerns and educational improvement in Bhutan. A benchmark for Bhutan, the National Educational Assessment (NEA) programme in Bhutan was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Benchmarking, Educational Improvement
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Currie, Jan; Vidovich, Lesley; Yang, Rui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
Singapore and Hong Kong are vying to be the principal educational hub for the Asia-Pacific region and have begun to compete with Australia, Britain, Canada and the USA in providing cross-border education. Although these four Anglo-American countries still dominate cross-border education, Singapore and Hong Kong hope to make inroads into this…
Descriptors: Governance, Foreign Countries, Accountability, Comparative Education