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Educational Policy Innovations

Levelling Up and Sustaining Educational Achievement

Lee, Sing Kong, Lee, Wing On, Low, Ee Ling (Eds.)

2014, XII, 242 p. 35 illus.

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  • ​A book with a state-of-the-art review of literature in the field of educational innovations
  • Showcase how leading education systems innovate and sustain educational achievement
  • An international reference for policy makers and educators for the best practices employed around the world
This volume presents how high performing education systems over the world are constantly innovating their educational policies to nurture their citizens for the challenges of the future economy and the anticipation of the unknown. This volume includes a state-of-the-art review of the literature in this field, several commissioned focal chapters focusing on the distinctive case of Singapore and internationally commissioned chapters of several other accomplished education systems around the world. A comparative study of Singapore against other high performing education systems is included to provide greater insights to the possible applications to other education systems.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Asian Education achievements - Education and Economics - Education and Equity - Education system reform - Educational innovations - Educational policy and practice - Educational system comparison - Finnish miracle - Leading educational systems - Singapore educational system

Related subjects » Education & Language - Higher Education

Table of contents 

Series Editors’ Foreword

Foreword by Dennis Shirley

Chapter 1 Introduction: Levelling Up and Sustaining Educational Achievement
Sing Kong LEE, Wing On LEE, Ee Ling LOW and Jocelyn Shi Yah TAN

Chapter 2 How Useful Are the Experiences of the High Performing Education Systems?
Wing On LEE, Ee Ling LOW and Sing Kong LEE

Chapter 3 Developing Educational Policies in a Holistic Skills Framework
Andreas SCHLEICHER

Chapter 4  Conceptualising Teacher Preparation for Educational Innovation: Singapore’s Approach
Sing Kong LEE and Ee Ling LOW

Chapter 5 Singapore’s Performance in PISA: Levelling Up the Long Tail
Laik Woon TEH

Chapter 6 Singapore’s English Language Policy and Language Teacher Education: A Foundation for its Educational Success
Ee Ling LOW

Chapter 7 Purposeful Policy and Practice for Equity and Quality - A Finnish Case
Hannele NIEMI

Chapter 8 The Light and Shadow of Educational Achievement in South Korea with Suggestions for Levelling Up
Youngdal CHO

Chapter 9 Effective Teachers for Successful Schools and High Performing Students: The Case of Shanghai
Minxuan ZHANG, Junjie XU and Chuangyuan SUN

Chapter 10 Levelling Up and Sustaining Educational Achievement: The Case of Hong Kong
Esther Sui Chu HO

Chapter 11 Perspectives on High Performing Education Systems in Finland, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, and Singapore: What Lessons for the U.S.?
Lin GOODWIN

Chapter 12 Sustainable, Large-scale Education Renewal: The Case of Ontario
Ben LEVIN

Chapter 13 Comparative Analysis of High Performing Education Systems: Teachers, Teaching and Teacher Education as Factors of Success
Wing On LEE

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