Explaining the success of the world's leading education systems: the case of Singapore

Dimmock, C. and Tan, C. Y. (2016) Explaining the success of the world's leading education systems: the case of Singapore. British Journal of Educational Studies, 64(2), pp. 161-184. (doi:10.1080/00071005.2015.1116682)

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Abstract

International comparative data on student performance has led McKinsey & Company, among others, to suggest that education systems will inexorably converge in their developmental trajectories with principals and schools enjoying more autonomy. This article challenges these assumptions through referencing Singapore where schools and professionals are still tightly controlled in key resources, curricula and assessment, and where other key factors contribute to its success – thereby evidencing multiple pathways to success.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dimmock, Professor Clive
Authors: Dimmock, C., and Tan, C. Y.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:British Journal of Educational Studies
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0007-1005
ISSN (Online):1467-852
Published Online:14 December 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Taylor and Francis
First Published:First published in British Journal of Educational Studies 64(2):161-184
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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