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Curriculum As Praxis: Ensuring Quality Technical Education In Singapore For The 21st Century, Tiew Ming Yek, Dawn Penney Jan 2006

Curriculum As Praxis: Ensuring Quality Technical Education In Singapore For The 21st Century, Tiew Ming Yek, Dawn Penney

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

Singapore, a small island city-state, has achieved notable economic advancement within 40 years since independence. It is fast becoming a global city and a knowledge society. In education and training, the Singapore system has evolved from its British roots. Macro performance indicators of participation rate, literacy rate and mean years of schooling, show that the current education system can be regarded as highly successful. The contributions of general education as well as technical education and training1 to the overall success of the nation are often cited. Technical education and training, which is globally perceived as having a lower status than ...