Is it Time for a New Approach to Education in Singapore?
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Singapore has performed spectacularly well in international rankings of education systems such as PISA and TIMMS. Its students have also triumphed in international competitions in creativity, literature and law. But the philosophy driving these remarkable successes has wrought a great cost to children and parents. Tan Tarn How will argue for a major re-orientation in the way Singapore runs its schools, so as to establish a more rounded and humanity-based measure of educational achievement.
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Mr Tan Tarn How
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies, NUS
Mr Tan Tarn How is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies. His research areas are in arts and cultural policy and media and Internet policy.
This free lecture is presented by the HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based think tank focused on education and leadership for development in Asia.