06 Feb '12, 12am

Ex-teachers here paid S$1,000 a day to teach other countries about Singapore's education system

SINGAPORE - For the past 18 months, former teachers have been headhunted for a S$1,000-a-day job - plus free air tickets and accommodation - which takes them to places such as the United States, Saudi Arabia and Chile. Their job brief? To school overseas educators on Singapore's education system, including courses on professional development and the teaching of specific subjects such as mathematics. Such is the premium for the education system here that private companies are also banking on the Singapore education brand to make a mark overseas. With publishers selling textbooks based on the Singapore curriculum enjoying brisk business overseas, one of them - Marshall Cavendish - has spotted a business opportunity: In September 2010, it set up a professional development arm - the Marshall Cavendish Institute - to hire experienced former Singapore teachers to conduct courses...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Hotnews/EDC120206-0000003/Ex-t...

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