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Hacia un futuro mejor : educacion y formacion para el desarrollo economico de Singapur desde 1965, Volume 1
Author:Lee, Sing-Kong; Tan, Jee-Peng; Fredriksen, Birger; Goh, Chor Boon,; Country:Singapore;
Date Stored:2012/04/30Document Date:2011/11/01
Document Type:PublicationSubTopics:Primary Education; Curriculum on Business and Development; Access & Equity in Basic Education; Teaching and Learning; Education For All
Region:East Asia and PacificReport Number:43968
Collection Title:Development practice in educationVolume No:1

Summary: The Singapore economy has undergone significant stages of development since the 1960s. It has grown from its traditional role as a regional port and distribution center in the 1960s to an international manufacturing and service center in the 1970s and 1980s, and now into a center of science-based manufacturing and knowledge-intensive technical services. Much has been written to explain this success. Emphasis has been placed on the early adoption of an export-oriented strategy for industrialization, high savings and investment rates, a stable macroeconomic environment, and even socio cultural traits that support successful industrialization. This volume documents a less-explored aspect of Singapore's economic development: it examines the transformation of the education and training system since the country's independence in 1965 and how the process contributed to skills formation and, hence, economic change.

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