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Singapore as a Land of Opportunity and Creativity

posted Nov 6, 2012, 7:59 AM by Fide Consultant Group
According to BBC, Singapore's schools have become global role models, with consistently high results in international tests.

The Minister for Education of Singapore indicated the education in Singapore as more about how to process information and create 
knowledge, to innovate, and connect seemingly dispare dots. Beside inside classroom learning, students are also engaged in the
outside classroom field study. 

In the Pisa - OECD's international tests, Singapore was placed fifth in reading, second in maths, and fourth in science. Quality teachers 
is key to this success. 

Many universities from the US and Europe set up their stand in Singapore. These include INSEAD and University of Chicago Booth School 
of Business. 

The National University of Singapore (NUS) - ranked among the top 50 in the world - has partnerships with Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology (MIT) and Duke University at graduate and postgraduate levels.The Yale-NUS collaboration to set up a liberal arts college
drew objections from Yale faculty over Singapore's human rights record.

Singapore's school system has also been criticised for being too grades-driven and high-stress - a legacy that may prove a challenge to
the ambition for ''holistic education''.


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