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A Critique of Knowledge-Based Economies: A Case Study of Singapore
International Journal of Educational Reform (2015)
  • Vicente C Reyes, Jr
  • S Gopinathan
Abstract
This article critically examines the sense-making processes of key stakeholders of Singapore’s education: a historically dominant city-state, highly- qualified teachers, and high-performing students. The article interrogates the Teaching Schools Learning Nation policy initiative deployed toward achieving a knowledge-based economy. The article uses micropolitics in exploring issues that stakeholders face in the midst of globalization. Findings from research at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice at the National Institute of Educa- tion support key arguments. In exploring sense-making processes, the article un- covers paradoxical interpretational responses of stakeholders implementing the Teaching Schools Learning Nation policy, providing a critique of the city-state’s knowledge-based economy ambitions.
Keywords
  • Singapore,
  • Knowledge-Based Economies
Publication Date
January 16, 2015
Citation Information
Vicente C Reyes and S Gopinathan. "A Critique of Knowledge-Based Economies: A Case Study of Singapore" International Journal of Educational Reform Vol. 24 Iss. 2 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/vicente_reyes/13/