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Educational DecentralizationLIMITED DECENTRALIZATION IN THE SINGAPORE EDUCATION SYSTEM

Educational Decentralization: LIMITED DECENTRALIZATION IN THE SINGAPORE EDUCATION SYSTEM [This chapter focuses on decentralization initiatives that have taken place in the Singapore education system over the past two decades. These include the encouragement of greater school autonomy through the independent schools scheme, the autonomous schools scheme, and school clusters. Another initiative has been the promotion of aggressive inter-school competition through the annual publication of school ranking league tables and the institution of school quality awards. This sort of competition is supposed to promote diversity and choice and to improve overall educational standards. The chapter begins by discussing the goals of the various initiatives and proceeds to analyze their impact.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Educational DecentralizationLIMITED DECENTRALIZATION IN THE SINGAPORE EDUCATION SYSTEM

Editors: BJORK, CHRISTOPHER
Educational Decentralization — Mar 23, 2007

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006
ISBN
978-1-4020-4356-7
Pages
59 –70
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4358-1_5
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter focuses on decentralization initiatives that have taken place in the Singapore education system over the past two decades. These include the encouragement of greater school autonomy through the independent schools scheme, the autonomous schools scheme, and school clusters. Another initiative has been the promotion of aggressive inter-school competition through the annual publication of school ranking league tables and the institution of school quality awards. This sort of competition is supposed to promote diversity and choice and to improve overall educational standards. The chapter begins by discussing the goals of the various initiatives and proceeds to analyze their impact.]

Published: Mar 23, 2007

Keywords: School Principal; Junior College; Independent School; Governing Board; National Examination

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