Fostering Economic Competitiveness, National Identity and Social Equity Through Education Reforms: The Cases of Singapore and Hong Kong
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AbstractThis chapter examines key education reforms in Singapore and Hong Kong, which are considered two exemplary cases of high performing education systems (HPES) in Asia for their top ranks in various international comparison exercises such as Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Progress in International Reading Literacy Studies (PIRLS), and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in recent years. Further, it also discusses major challenges facing both places’ education reforms. Following this introductory section, there are four sections in this chapter. Firstly, it commences with a review of the context of education reforms in Singapore and Hong Kong. Secondly the focus will be placed on key directions of education reform for fostering economic competitiveness, national identity and social equity in both places. Thirdly, it then turns to discuss major challenges facing the education reforms in achieving these three policy goals.
All Author(s) ListMichael H. Lee, S. Gopinathan
All Editor(s) ListJ. Zajda
Book titleGlobalisation and Education Reforms: Paradigms and Ideologies
Year2018
PublisherSpringer
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Pages181 - 203
ISBN978-94-024-1203-1
eISBN978-94-024-1204-8
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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