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Towards research-based innovation and reform: Singapore education in transition

Luke, Allan, Freebody, Peter , Shun, Lau , & Gopinathan, S (2005) Towards research-based innovation and reform: Singapore education in transition. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 25(1), pp. 5-28.

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Abstract

The challenges facing the Singapore education system in the new millennium are unique and unprecedented in Asia. Demands for new skills, knowledges, and flexible competencies for globalised economies and cosmopolitan cultures will require system-wide innovation and reform. But there is a dearth of international benchmarks and prototypes for such reforms. This paper describes the current Core Research Program underway at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, a multilevel analysis of Singaporean schooling, pedagogy, youth and educational outcomes. It describes student background, performance, classroom practices, student artefacts and outcomes, and student longitudinal life pathways. The case is made that a systematic focus on teachers' and students' work in everyday classroom contexts is the necessary starting point for pedagogical innovation and change. This, it is argued, can constitute a rich multidisciplinary evidence base for educational policy. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 3 notes.)

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ID Code: 37445
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0218-8791
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2010 16:22
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:25

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