50 Years Of Technical Education In Singapore

Autor: N Varaprasad
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814699616
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This book describes in vivid detail how a newly independent nation with neither a history of technical education nor industry, developed in a short period of time a world-class system of technical and vocational education that helped it make rapid progress in its manufacturing and industrial sector. The economy and the education sector both developed in parallel, with each complementing the other, utilizing strategies and making the decisions that were to bring the country quickly to advanced status. Studies show that premature investment in higher education at the expense of technical and vocational education has created many leaders but few doers, leading to high unemployment. The Singapore Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) story demonstrates how governmental support helped changed the image of technical and vocational education to one equal with higher education, yet including bridges and ladders to allow everyone to maximize their potential. Contents:The Colonial LegacyThe Adrenalin of IndependenceVocational Training Takes OffThe Role of the Economic Development Board in Technical EducationPolytechnics Come of AgeThe Transformation of TVETThe Labour Movement and Worker UpgradingConnecting TVET with Higher EducationPreparing for a Skills-Based FutureKey Lessons for Policy-Makers Readership: Professional researchers, government officials, as well as the general public.

50 Years Of Technical Education In Singapore

Autor: N. Varaprasad
Publisher: World Scientific Series on Singapore's 50 Years of Nation-Building
ISBN: 9789814704335
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This book describes in vivid detail how a newly independent nation with neither a history of technical education nor industry, developed in a short period of time a world-class system of technical and vocational education that helped it make rapid progress in its manufacturing and industrial sector. The economy and the education sector both developed in parallel, with each complementing the other, utilizing strategies and making the decisions that were to bring the country quickly to advanced status. Studies show that premature investment in higher education at the expense of technical and vocational education has created many leaders but few doers, leading to high unemployment. The Singapore Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) story demonstrates how governmental support helped changed the image of technical and vocational education to one equal with higher education, yet including bridges and ladders to allow everyone to maximize their potential.

International Handbook Of Education For The Changing World Of Work

Autor: Rupert Maclean
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402052812
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This six-volume handbook covers the latest practice in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). It presents TVET models from all over the world, reflections on the best and most innovative practice, and dozens of telling case studies. The handbook presents the work of established as well as the most promising young researchers and features unrivalled coverage of developments in research, policy and practice in TVET.

50 Years Of Social Issues In Singapore

Autor: Chan David
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814632635
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The social context of Singapore is changing rapidly, and understanding how people think, feel and behave in various situations has become a key driver of effectiveness in addressing social issues. 50 Years of Social Issues in Singapore provides a comprehensive review and examination of various social issues at multiple levels of analysis including the individual, group and society.This invaluable book adopts a translational approach to social issues in Singapore by explicitly bridging intellectual and practical perspectives. Contributed by a distinguished team of authors, the chapters examine the critical ideas underlying public debates of social issues and their policy and practical implications.The book is organized into three parts. Part I examines issues of population and social fundamentals in Singapore such as ageing, marriage, urban planning, healthcare and racial and religious harmony. Part II analyses Singapore's social progress through issues of inclusivity such as social mobility, developing communities and marginal groups that deserve more attention. Part III focuses on core principles and social processes related to social justice, doing good, social media and approaches to understanding and addressing social issues in Singapore.Most importantly, the chapters in this book clearly identify many of the critical, unresolved and emerging questions on various social issues that will guide the next generation of public discussion and policy deliberations on what matter in Singapore.

Demand And Supply Of Skills In Ghana

Autor: Peter Darvas
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464802807
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The report focuses on formal and informal technical and vocational education and training (TVET) at the pre-tertiary level in Ghana. TVET represents a major intersection between education, youth and the labor market. However, market distortions and inefficiencies led to an adverse cycle of high costs, inadequate quality of supply, and low demand.

50 Years Of Science In Singapore

Autor: Lim Hock
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813140917
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As part of the commemorative book series on Singapore's 50 years of nation-building, this important compendium traces the history and development of the various sectors of Singapore science in the last 50 years or so. The book covers the government agencies responsible for science funding and research policy, the academic institutions and departments who have been in the forefront of the development of the nation's scientific manpower and research, the research centres and institutes which have been breaking new ground in both basic and applied science research, science museums and education, and the academic and professional institutions which the scientific community has set up to enable Singapore scientists to serve the nation more effectively. Each article is chronicled by eminent authors who have played important roles and made significant contributions in shaping today's achievement of science in Singapore. Professionals, academics, students and the general public will find this volume a useful reference material and an inspirational easy read.

A Tribute To David N Wilson

Autor: Vandra Masemann
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789460912603
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This volume was commissioned by the World Council of Comparative Education Societies, in memory of their Past President, David N. Wilson, who died on December 8, 2006. Professor Wilson was also President of the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada, the Comparative and International Education Society (US) and the International Society for Educational Planning. A call for papers was sent out to his colleagues worldwide, and many of his colleagues, friends and former students contributed chapters to this book. David N. Wilson was educated at Syracuse University as an educational planner, and he had a lifelong career at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. His main interests are reflected in the five major themes in this book: Africa and Development, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Cross-Cultural Issues, Policy Development, and Comparative Education. Each author places his or her work firmly within these areas of interest and explains how their work or life experiences were influenced by him. Several of his children also contributed to the Introduction, and Crain Soudien, the 2007-2010 President of the WCCES, wrote the Preface. Together, all of the chapters provide a fitting tribute to a man whose heart, in the words of his former student Suwanda Sugunasiri, was always "clamouring for a better world." This work was supported financially by the Comparative, International and Development Education Centre at OISE/University of Toronto and morally by his colleagues in every part of the world.

Promoting Research Integrity In A Global Environment

Autor: Tony Mayer
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814340979
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The World Conferences on Research Integrity provide a forum for an international group of researchers, research administrators from funding agencies and similar bodies. The second such conference, held in Singapore in July 2010. This volume brings together a selection of presentations and key guidelines and statements emerging from the Conference.

World Development Report 2018

Autor: World Bank Group
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464810982
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Every year, the World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR) features a topic of central importance to global development. The 2018 WDR—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the time is right: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for the future is to make their learning the center of all efforts to promote education. The 2018 WDR explores four main themes: First, education’s promise: education is a powerful instrument for eradicating poverty and promoting shared prosperity, but fulfilling its potential requires better policies—both within and outside the education system. Second, the need to shine a light on learning: despite gains in access to education, recent learning assessments reveal that many young people around the world, especially those who are poor or marginalized, are leaving school unequipped with even the foundational skills they need for life. At the same time, internationally comparable learning assessments show that skills in many middle-income countries lag far behind what those countries aspire to. And too often these shortcomings are hidden—so as a first step to tackling this learning crisis, it is essential to shine a light on it by assessing student learning better. Third, how to make schools work for all learners: research on areas such as brain science, pedagogical innovations, and school management has identified interventions that promote learning by ensuring that learners are prepared, teachers are both skilled and motivated, and other inputs support the teacher-learner relationship. Fourth, how to make systems work for learning: achieving learning throughout an education system requires more than just scaling up effective interventions. Countries must also overcome technical and political barriers by deploying salient metrics for mobilizing actors and tracking progress, building coalitions for learning, and taking an adaptive approach to reform.