Education Innovation Series

Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum

From Policy to Classroom

Editors: Deng, Zongyi, S, Gopinathan, Lee, Christine Kim-Eng (Eds.)

  • Systematically analyzes the nature and character of the Singapore curriculum within the context of the system’s current aspirations and reform initiatives
  • Examines how reform initiatives reflect, on the one hand global features and tendencies, and, on the other, distinct national traditions, concerns and practices
  • Details challenges that concern policymakers and reformers in Singapore and are also of interest to policymakers, educators, and researchers in other countries
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Deng, Zongyi (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Globalization, the State and Curriculum Reform

    Gopinathan, S. (et al.)

    Pages 15-32

  • Aims of Schooling for the Twenty-First Century: The Desired Outcomes of Education

    Tan, Jason

    Pages 33-47

  • A Vision of Schooling for the Twenty-First Century: Thinking Schools and Learning Nation

    Koh, Aaron

    Pages 49-63

  • National Education: Framing the Citizenship Curriculum for Singapore Schools

    Sim, Jasmine B.-Y.

    Pages 67-83

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-4451-57-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-4451-56-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1160-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum
Book Subtitle
From Policy to Classroom
Editors
  • Zongyi Deng
  • Gopinathan S
  • Christine Kim-Eng Lee
Series Title
Education Innovation Series
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-4451-57-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-4451-57-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-4451-56-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1160-3
Series ISSN
2211-4874
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 279
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 illustrations in colour
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