Can Singapore Education meet the demands of Globalisation?
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The Singapore education story over the last 50 years has been a remarkable transformation; one that has met the twin goals of social cohesion and economic modernization. Yet, are some of the policies outdated when looking at the needs of the nation today? Prof Gopinathan takes a look at the rise of Singapore’s education system, while discussing what new policies may be needed to ensure continued excellence with enhanced equity.
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Professor S. Gopinathan
Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS
Senior Advisor, The HEAD Foundation
Professor S. Gopinathan obtained his doctorate in comparative higher education and education policy at SUNY, Buffalo, United States. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and the Senior Advisor at The HEAD Foundaiton. He served as the Dean of the School of Education (Mar 1994 till June 2000) and was the former Dean of Initial Teacher Training (July 2000 till June 2003). In this role he oversaw the development and implementation of a BA/BSc (Education) programme as well as having responsibility for departments involved in leadership preparation, early childhood and special needs education, and ICT.
This free lecture is presented by the HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based think tank focused on education and leadership for development in Asia.