05 Feb '12, 9pm

Educating the world, Singapore-style: According to Pearson, a global educational content developer and services

SINGAPORE - When it comes to education, Singapore's global influence belies its small physical size: From the United States and Africa to places in the region such as Hong Kong and Thailand, schoolchildren are being taught with materials that are either adapted or based entirely on the Singapore curriculum. According to Pearson, a global educational content developer and services provider, it has been exporting its Singapore primary and secondary school textbooks. Over the same period, it has also been "actively approached and engaged in (the) adaptation of our Singapore original publications to supply for regional needs". Pearson spokesperson Diana Hon said: "Mathematics and sciences are among the most popular for export or adaptation for places like Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Mauritius and the Caribbean." US-based company SingaporeMath told Today it...

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