31 Jul '15, 6pm

[EDUCATION] Thinking Slowly About Education in Singapore #EdChat #4change

A uniquely distinctive feature of Singapore's continuous improvement is the virtuous relationship that exists among schools, the Ministry of Education, and the National Institute of Education. The NIE is a fascinating organization, housed in a research university -and thus accountable to the standards of excellence of research institutions--it is also expected to deliver value to the 360 schools in their efforts to improve. The academics of the NIE have to the dual accountability of demonstrating that they can generate scientific knowledge, but also that the knowledge they generate matters to practitioners in schools. This creates a healthy tension, one from which other schools of education around the world could learn, about the interdependent nature of research and professional preparation in building a high quality profession and education system and of building educati...

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