Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum

This volume provides a multi-faceted and critical analysis of the Singapore curriculum in relation to globalization. First, it details reform initiatives established by the Singapore government to meet the challenges posed by globalization.

Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum

This volume provides a multi-faceted and critical analysis of the Singapore curriculum in relation to globalization. First, it details reform initiatives established by the Singapore government to meet the challenges posed by globalization. Next, Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum presents how these reforms have been translated into programs, school subjects and operational frameworks and then examines, in turn, how well these have been implemented in schools and classrooms across the country. Through this examination, the book reveals how the initiatives, together with their curricular translation and classroom enactment, reflect on the one hand global features and tendencies and, on the other, distinct national traditions, concerns and practices. It brings to light a set of issues, problems and challenges that not only concern policymakers, educators and reformers in Singapore but also those in other countries as well. Written by curriculum scholars, policy analysts, researchers and teacher educators, Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum offers an up-to-date reference for postgraduate students, scholars and researchers in the areas of curriculum and instruction, comparative education, educational sociology, educational policy and leadership in Singapore, the Asia Pacific region and beyond. It also offers a vital contribution to the story of modern education around the globe: providing international students, scholars and researchers valuable insights into curriculum and curriculum reform for the 21st century.

Towards Post Native Speakerism

Globalization and the Singapore curriculum: From policy to classroom. Dordrecht:
Springer. Deng, Z., Gopinathan, S., & Lee, C. K. E. (2013b). Introduction. In Z.
Deng, S. Gopinathan, & C. K. E. Lee (Eds.), Globalization and the Singapore ...

Towards Post Native Speakerism

This book probes for a post-native-speakerist future. It explores the nature of (English and Japanese) native-speakerism in the Japanese context, and possible grounds on which language teachers could be employed if native-speakerism is rejected (i.e., what are the language teachers of the future expected to do, and be, in practice?). It reveals the problems presented by the native-speaker model in foreign language education by exploring individual teacher-researcher narratives related to workplace experience and language-based inclusion/exclusion, as well as Japanese native-speakerism in the teaching of Japanese as a foreign language. It then seeks solutions to the problems by examining the concept of post-native-speakerism in relation to multilingual perspectives and globalisation generally, with a specific focus on education.

Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

The development of a future-oriented citizenship curriculum in Singapore:
Convergence of character and citizenship education and curriculum 2015. In: Z.
Deng, S. Gopinathan, C. Kim-Eng Lee (eds) Globalization and the Singapore ...

Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

Exploring the rise of authoritarian capitalism, this book offers a fresh perspective on politics and economics in the present age of globalization. It asks the crucial question of whether individuals and nations can break free from the ‘grip’ of authoritarian capitalism in the twenty-first century. Peter Bloom includes a detailed and in-depth analysis of how marketization is promoting political authoritarianism across the world. He tells a story of authoritarian progress – where capitalist prosperity can only be delivered by the coercive rule of ‘self-disciplining’ nations and ‘disciplining’ trans-national institutions – and in which capitalist sovereignty is replacing liberal and social democracy. In doing so, Bloom helps readers rethink the structural as well as discursive role of sovereign power within capitalism, showing the ways the free market relies upon a range of authoritarian political fantasies not just for its growth but its very survival.

Knowledge Control and Critical Thinking in Singapore

Globalization and the Singapore curriculum: From policy to classroom. Dordrecht,
Netherlands, Springer. Durkheim, E. (1984). The division of labor in society (
W. D. Halls, Trans.). New York: The Free Press. George, C. (2012). Freedom from
 ...

Knowledge  Control and Critical Thinking in Singapore

This book examines how critical thinking is regulated in Singapore through the process of what the influential sociologist of education Basil Bernstein termed "pedagogic recontextualization". The ability of critical thinking to speak to alternative possibilities and individual autonomy as well as its assumptions of a liberal arrangement of society is problematized in Singapore’s socio-political climate. By examining how such curricular discourses are taken up and enacted in the classrooms of two schools that cater to very different groups in society, the book foregrounds the role of traditional high-status knowledge in the elaboration of class formation and develops a critical understanding of post-developmental state initiatives linked to the parable of modernization in Singapore. Knowledge, Control and Critical Thinking in Singapore offers chapters on: • Critical Thinking and the Singapore State: Meritocracy, Illiberalism and Neoliberalism • Sacred Knowledge and Elite Dispositions: Recontextualizing Critical Thinking in an Elite School • Power, Knowledge and Symbolic Control: Official Pedagogic Identities and the Politics of Recontextualization This book will appeal to scholars in comparative education studies, curriculum studies and education reform. It will also interest scholars engaged in Asian studies who are struggling to understand issues of education policy formation and implementation, particularly in the areas of critical thinking and other knowledge skills.

Globalisation and Education Reforms

Singapore, Singapore: Straits Times Press. Gopinathan, S., & Lee, M. H. (2013).
Reforming curriculum in Singapore and Hong Kong. In Z. Deng, S. Gopinathan, &
C. Lee (Eds.), Globalisation and the Singapore curriculum: From policy to ...

Globalisation and Education Reforms

This book explores the interrelationship between ideology, the state, and education reforms, placing it in a global context. It examines some of the major education reforms and policy issues in a global culture, particularly in light of recent shifts in quality and standards-driven education, and policy research. The book critiques the neo-liberal ideological imperatives of current education and policy reforms, and illustrates the way the shifts in the relationship between the state and education policy affect current trends in education reforms and schooling globally. With this as its focus, the book’s individual chapters highlight hand-picked scholarly research on major discourses in the field of comparative education. A compendium of the very latest thinking on the subject, the book – like the other volumes in the series – offers a state-of-the-art sourcebook for researchers, practitioners and policymakers alike. Not only do the chapters offer a timely overview of current issues affecting comparative education and education policy research in what is now a global educational culture; they also outline future directions that education and policy reforms could take. By doing so, they provide a comprehensive picture of the intersecting and diverse discourses of globalisation and policy-driven reforms in education. Individual chapters critically assess the dominant discourses and debates on education and policy reforms. Using diverse comparative education paradigms from critical theory to historical-comparative research, they address globalisation, ideology and democracy and examine both the reasons for and outcomes of education reforms and policy change. As such, they provide an informed critique of models of quality and standards-driven education reforms that are informed by Western dominant ideologies and social values.

Globalisation Ideology and Education Reforms

Singapore: Straits Times Press. Gopinathan, S., & Lee, M. H. (2013). Reforming
curriculum in Singapore and Hong Kong. In Z. Deng, S. Gopinathan & C. Lee (
Eds.), Globalisation and the Singapore curriculum: From policy to classroom (pp.

Globalisation  Ideology and Education Reforms


Readings for Reflective Teaching in Schools

Her Majesty's Inspectors (1980) A View of the Curriculum. HMI Series, Matters for
... In Deng, Z. S., Gopinathan, S. and Lee, C. (eds), Globalization and the
Singapore Curriculum: From Policy to Classroom. London: Springer. Hogan, D.

Readings for Reflective Teaching in Schools

Readings for Reflective Teaching in Schools provides a portable library of over a hundred readings to support teacher education and professional development. Extensively updated since earlier editions, the book concisely introduces both classic and contemporary research and understanding on teaching and learning. The selection reflects current issues and concerns in education and has been designed to support school-led teacher education as well as a wide range of school–university partnership arrangements. Uniquely, two types of reading are provided: - summaries enabling easy access to evidence on key classroom issues – including relationships, behaviour, curriculum planning, teaching strategies and assessment processes; - analyses of deeper forms of understanding about teaching and learning processes, to support the development of expertise throughout a teaching career. This collection of readings is edited by Andrew Pollard, former Director of the UK's Teaching and Learning Research Programme, with the advice of primary and secondary specialists from the University of Cambridge. Readings for Reflective Teaching in Schools is part of a fully integrated set of resources for primary and secondary education. Reflective Teaching in Schools focuses on how to achieve high-quality teaching and learning. By design, it offers both practical support for effective practice and routes towards deeper expertise. The website, reflectiveteaching.co.uk, offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings, advice on further reading and additional chapters. It also features a glossary, links to useful websites, and a conceptual framework for deepening expertise. This book is one of the Reflective Teaching Series – inspiring education through innovation in early years, schools, further, higher and adult education.

Globalization Changing Demographics and Educational Challenges in East Asia

... in comparative tests of achievement, although Japan has fallen in the rankings
in recent years (OECD, 2008). The city- states of Hong Kong and Singapore
commonly perform well in comparative tests, with Singapore's curriculum for math
, ...

Globalization  Changing Demographics  and Educational Challenges in East Asia

Offers a snapshot of key educational stratification issues in East Asian nations, and their evolution in conjunction with changing student populations. This book addresses issues ranging from curricular adaptations to globalization, to persisting and new forms of educational stratification, to new multiculturalism in educational policy.

Reforms in Islamic Education

Curriculum. in. an. Era. of. Globalization: The. Singapore. Case. Charlene Tan
and Hairon Salleh Introduction As a multiethnic country, Singapore is comprised
of Chinese (74.1%), Malays (13.4%), Indians (9.2%) and other races (3.3%).

Reforms in Islamic Education

In recent times, there has been intense global interest on and scrutiny of Islamic education. In reforming Islamic schools, what are the key actions initiated and are they contested or negotiated by and among Muslims? This edited collection brings together leading scholars to explore current reforms in Islamic schools. Drawing together international case studies, Reforms in Islamic Education critically discusses the reforms, considering the motivations for them, nature of them and perceptions and experiences of people affected by them. The contributors also explore the tensions, resistance, contestations and negotiations between Muslims and non-Muslims, and among Muslims, in relation to the reforms. Highlighting the need to understand and critique reforms in Islamic schools within broad historical, political and socio-cultural contexts, this book is a valuable resource for academics, policymakers and educators.

Globalization and Educational Rights

Singapore«s 1997 Master plan for Informational Technology, designed
tocapturea largepart of the international computer software market, directly
coordinated changesin the school system«s curriculum with the needsof this
newindustry.

Globalization and Educational Rights

This is the first book to explore the meaning of equality and freedom of education in a global context and their relationship to the universal right to education. It also proposes evaluating school systems according to their achievement of equality and freedom. Education in the 21st century is widely viewed as a necessary condition for the promotion of human welfare, and thus identified as a basic human right. Educational rights are included in many national constitutions written since the global spread of human rights ideas after World War II. But as a global idea, the meaning of educational rights varies between civilizations. In this book, which builds on the concept of the universal right to education set forth in Spring's The Universal Right to Education: Justification, Definition, and Guidelines, his intercivilizational analysis of educational rights focuses on four of the world's major civilizations: Confucian, Islamic, Western, and Hindu. Spring begins by considering educational rights as part of the global flow of ideas and the global culture of schooling. He also considers the tension this generates within different civilizational traditions. Next, he proceeds to: *examine the meaning of educational rights in the Confucian tradition, in the recent history of China, and in the Chinese Constitution; *look at educational rights in the context of Islamic civilization and as presented in the constitutions of Islamic countries, including an analysis of the sharp contrast between the religious orientation of Islamic educational rights and those of China and the West; *explore the problems created by the Western natural rights tradition and the eventual acceptance of educational rights as represented in European constitutions, with a focus on the development and prominence given in the West to the relationship between schooling and equality of opportunity; and, *investigate the effect of global culture on India and the blend of Western and Hindu ideas in the Indian constitution, highlighting the obstacles to fulfillment of educational rights created by centuries of discrimination against women and lower castes. In his conclusion, Spring presents an educational rights statement based on his intercivilizational analysis and his examination of national constitutions. This statement is intended to serve as a model for the inclusion of educational rights in national constitutions.

Nation Building and History Education in a Global Culture

This book examines the nexus between nation-building and history education globally and the implication for cultural diversity and social justice.

Nation Building and History Education in a Global Culture

This book examines the nexus between nation-building and history education globally and the implication for cultural diversity and social justice. It studies some of the major education reforms and policy issues in history education in a global culture, and regards them in the light of recent shifts in history education and policy research. In doing so, the volume provides a comprehensive picture of the intersecting and diverse discourses of globalisation, history education and policy-driven reforms. It makes clear that the impact of globalisation on education policy and reforms is a strategically significant issue for us all. The book focuses on the importance of nation-building and patriotism in history education, and presents up-to-date research on global trends in history education reforms and policy research. It provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concerns in the field of globalisation, history education and policy research.

Modernization Globalization and Confucianism in Chinese Societies

In the early 1980s the Singapore government reversed established policy and
began actively to support religion . As a part of the new moral education
curriculum instituted in the early 1980s , secondary three and four students were
required ...

Modernization  Globalization  and Confucianism in Chinese Societies

Tamney and Chiang explore the impact of the modernization of Chinese societies--mainland China, Singapore, and Taiwan--and the emergence of a global society on Confucianism. The division of Confucianism into traditionalist and modernist forms is examined as well as the extent of convergence of Confucianism and Western ideologies.

Knowledge Content Curriculum and Didaktik

Bringing to bear a wealth of literature from curriculum theory, Didaktik, philosophy of education and teacher education, this book broadens and enriches the conversation initiated by Michael Young and his colleagues on 'bringing knowledge ...

Knowledge  Content  Curriculum and Didaktik

Bringing to bear a wealth of literature from curriculum theory, Didaktik, philosophy of education and teacher education, this book broadens and enriches the conversation initiated by Michael Young and his colleagues on 'bringing knowledge back in' (Young, 2007). Knowledge, Content, Curriculum and Didaktik is distinctive in providing a comprehensive and multifaceted analysis of the role of knowledge, and in particular curriculum content, in relation to curriculum policy, curriculum planning and classroom teaching. It makes a case for linking knowledge and content to the development of human powers or capabilities needed for the 21st century and unpacks the challenges for curriculum policy, curriculum planning and classroom teaching. The book discusses, among other issues: Educational aims and theories of knowledge School subjects and academic disciplines: differences and relationships School subjects and theories of content Understanding the content for teaching The book will be relevant for scholars, researchers, policy makers and curriculum developers who seek a more sophisticated, more balanced and philosophically better grounded understanding of the role of knowledge and content in education and curriculum.

Changing Schools in an Era of Globalization

This volume demonstrates the commonalities and differences and offers tremendous insight into the way things are done in places where student achievement is high but there is also a sense of urgency in continuing an agenda of change.

Changing Schools in an Era of Globalization

Much has been written about globalization and the challenge of preparing young people for the new world of work and life in times of complexity and continuous change. However, few works have examined how globalization has and will continue to shape education in the East. This volume discusses education within the context of globalization and examines what is occurring in schools and systems of education in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Singapore, and Australia. Closer examination of recent developments and current trends reveal the same turbulence and a range of common issues in areas such as assessment, curriculum, leadership, management of change, pedagogy, policy, professional capacity and technology. This volume demonstrates the commonalities and differences and offers tremendous insight into the way things are done in places where student achievement is high but there is also a sense of urgency in continuing an agenda of change.

Globalization of Language and Culture in Asia

Muslim Education and Globalization: The Re-(oIe)positioning of Languages and
Curriculum Content in Southeast Asia Sa'eda ... A survey of the II1GdI'(1S(1l'l
system in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia will be presented as a case study
to ...

Globalization of Language and Culture in Asia

An exploration of the impact of globalization on diverse cultures and how this effects the dominant languages across Asian civilisations.

Outsourcing and Offshoring of Professional Services Business Optimization in a Global Economy

Business Optimization in a Global Economy Gupta, Amar. Lewin ... (1991). IS'90:
The DPMA model curriculum for information systems for 4 year undergraduate. ...
Laparoscopic telesurgery between the United States and Singapore. Annals ...

Outsourcing and Offshoring of Professional Services  Business Optimization in a Global Economy

"This book discusses the considerations and implications surrounding the outsourcing and offshoring of professional services, such as software development computer-aided design, and healthcare, from multiple global perspectives. This book, offers industry professionals, policymakers, students, and educators with a balance between a broad overview and detailed analysis of offshore outsourcing, would make an invaluable addition to any reference library"--Provided by publisher.

Contending with Globalization in World Englishes

the point of view of human interaction, and should be played down in our
curriculum. ... Voice in Singapore, 'The human voice is an exquisite and
expressive instrument which reveals your individuality and thoughts, and
sometimes even your ...

Contending with Globalization in World Englishes

This book engages with English in globalization, re-examining and re-interpreting the contemporary contexts of its acquisition and use. The chapters contained in this book weave together four inter-related themes that define the role of English in the global context: the `centrality of structure', `relationships of interdependence', `social constructions of difference' and `reproduction of inequality'. These themes enable the authors to draw attention to the dynamics of the contemporary realities of the `English-speaking' and `English-using' nations, especially as they compete for cultural, social, economic and symbolic capital in global networks. In engaging World Englishes with the sociolinguistics of globalization, the authors raise some fundamental questions about the status, structure, and functions of World Englishes. "What roles are English and World Englishes playing in globalization? What effect is globalization having on English and World Englishes? What effect is globalization having on other languages? Anyone interested in exploring these crucial questions will find this book a most helpful and stimulating companion. The editors have assembled an appropriately diverse all-star cast of contributors, each of whom approaches the topic from a refreshingly innovative standpoint To paraphrase OmoniyVspoem which opens the book, readers will learn to `waltz, salsa and lion-dance' (and hip-hop) their way through the complex cultural and linguistic steps of globalization."Andy Kirkpatrick, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Globalization and Marketization in Education

A Comparative Analysis of Hong Kong and Singapore Ka-Ho Mok, Jason Tan.
Education ... A number of controversial policies such as the SMI , the target -
oriented curriculum and the medium of instruction were criticized for not giving
serious ...

Globalization and Marketization in Education

Globalization has effected tremendous change to the character and functions of education worldwide. This unique book focuses on its impact upon Hong Kong and Singapore, and how these two East Asian Tigers have responded to the strong global tide of marketization in shaping and developing their education policies. The authors discuss the way in which increasingly prominent tides of marketization, privatization, corporatization and decentralization have influenced the governance and management of education in these two Asian economies. They aim to identify and examine the crucial socio-historical, socio-economic and socio-political factors for education reforms initiated in the two societies in recent years. Ka-Ho Mok and Jason Tan examine the education policy developments of these two cities, to draw wider conclusions as to how nation-states and/or local governments react and respond to the growing impact of globalization. Globalization and Marketization in Education will draw an interested readership from education policy researchers, policymakers and administrators. Scholars of public policy, and Asian, development and education studies will also find the book of special interest and value.

Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities

Davison, R. (2004), 'Globalization and regionalism in the Asia-Pacific', in M. K.
Connors, R. Davison and J. Dosch (eds), ... Koh, A. (2002), 'Towards a critical
pedagogy: creating 'thinking schools' in Singapore', Journal of Curriculum
Studies, ...

Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities

Many educators have been looking for a fundamentally different approach to engage young people and encourage progress in learning. Supported by recent public policy developments, a transformation is beginning to take place in the practice of many schools. The focus of learning is shifting away from the child as an individual in a classroom detached from the surrounding neighbourhood to a learning community that embraces carers and families as well as young people and teachers. This monograph analyses the organising principles of this cultural transformation and considers how it will shape learning in schools and communities throughout the world. The book brings together key thinkers from the fields of new learning, new communities of educational practice and new forms of educational governance. Arguing for the necessary interconnectedness of pedagogy, institutions and governance, this ground-breaking book will undoubtedly shape the policy agenda in this area for years to come.

The Filipino Worker in a Global Economy

UNITED STATES MALAYSIA INDONESIA SINGAPORE PHILIPPINES THAILAND
GENERAL MEDICINE The length of study is ... and Culture in November 1994 ,
all medical schools in Indonesia have to carry out the national core curriculum .

The Filipino Worker in a Global Economy