By Jee-Peng Tan, Fredriksen Birger
'An African Exploration of the East Asian schooling event' takes inventory of schooling improvement in East Asia during the last 5 many years, providing case stories on 4 East Asian international locations (Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and one ecu state (Ireland) and bearing on them to the tutorial demanding situations confronted via African nations this day. The neighborhood, comparative viewpoint advantages from the insights received in the course of a 2006 examine travel of Singapore and Vietnam for senior schooling officers from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The booklet is on of a couple of concurrently-published books providing fabrics initially constructed for the tour.
The moment booklet, 'Toward a greater Future', offers a complete research of schooling improvement in Singapore considering the fact that 1965, giving specific awareness to the strategic administration that has enabled Singapore to remodel its schooling and coaching method from one just like that of many Sub-Saharan Africa nations 4 many years in the past into one of many world's best-performing systems.
Together, the 2 books goal to foster wisdom trade among Sub-Saharan African and East Asian international locations on stable practices within the layout and implementation of schooling rules and courses. by means of facilitating the cross-country fertilization of rules among areas with quite constrained touch some time past, those books fill a transparent hole within the present literature on improvement perform in schooling.
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Compared with the situation in Africa, it is important to note that this policy of charging for textbooks at the primary level is made more affordable to parents by the following factors: (a) the comparatively low costs of textbooks (see above reference to Singapore and Vietnam); (b) the low number of children per family; (c) well-developed systems for targeting subsidies to poor families; and (d) rapid economic growth that has produced much lower poverty levels, including in Vietnam.
In Singapore, study tour participants learned about the remarkable changes to most aspects of TVET programs and the delivery mechanisms that have restructured the traditional vocational workshops and training centers created in the early years. 25 In Vietnam, participants saw a system that appeared to be headed in the same direction. The openness of Singapore’s current system fosters connectedness across courses in terms of curricular content and objectives. The current system offers options to young people who shift interests and develop capabilities at different stages of their lives.
This gradual upgrading increased the attraction of the teaching profession and positioned the education sector to compete successfully for qualified staff during a period of rapid economic growth. In Vietnam, the upgrading of teacher-training programs—from lower-secondary education plus three years of teacher training to programs of upper-secondary East Asia Education Study Tour: An Overview of Key Insights • 27 education plus one year of teacher training—is ongoing. To be considered “qualified,” primary school teachers must hold an upper-secondary pedagogical diploma.
An African Exploration of the East Asian Education Experience (Development Practice in Education) by Jee-Peng Tan, Fredriksen Birger