Schooling and education for globalization in Singapore: Prescriptive experimentation in education policy

Aaron Soon Lee KOH

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Abstract

This paper presents an analytic account of how a small city-state, said to be the most globalized city in the world, experiment with globalization by looking to “education” as the resource to produce subject-citizens with the requisite skills for the global economy. My analysis focuses on the “Thinking Schools, Learning Nation” (TSLN) policy rolled out in 1997 and a few other important reforms that took place thereafter. I mobilize the term “prescriptive experimentation” to reveal the culture of education policy making in Singapore, and its politics.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

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Singapore
globalization
education
citizen
reform
economy
politics
experiment
resources
school
learning

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Koh, A. (2010, May). Schooling and education for globalization in Singapore: Prescriptive experimentation in education policy. Paper presented at the Global Crisis and Beyond Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.