Education

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Malaysian Chinese Primary School, The A Century Of Toil And DedicationMalaysian Chinese Primary School, The A Century Of Toil And Dedication by Fong Chan Onn

Throughout human history, whenever people moved to a new land they sought to preserve practices from their place of origin, whether that was in the form of their language, religion, culture or cuisine. Wherever Chinese have settled in significant numbers outside of China, they established schools in a bid to retain their mother tongue. Within the reality of Malaysia's multi-ethnic fabric, the Chinese community has also sought to preserve its cultural roots through vernacular education. This photo-journal attempts to describe the Malaysian Chinese primary school system's challenging journey over the last century. Legally defined as "National-Type" Chinese Primary Schools, SJKCs have become a social institution with a significant role in nation building in a multi-ethnic setting.

Decoding Dsa: The Ultimate Parental Guide To Success In Direct School AdmissionDecoding Dsa: The Ultimate Parental Guide To Success In Direct School Admission by Lye Kok Leong

This a complete parental guide to deconstructing the complexities of the Direct School Admission process. Delivered in a frank parent-educator authorial voice, the text imparts strategies, techniques, and skills both parents and candidates can harness to secure admission to Singapore's most popular schools. As a functional DSA road map, it illustrates and dissects the entire process, and serves as a handbook to the entire admission process. As an Integrated Programme guide, it delivers insights into the value systems of popular schools that parents can reference as part of their decision-making while candidates can use it to draw focus on their applications.

Adult Learning Architecture: How A Technology Consultant Trained To Be An ArtistAdult Learning Architecture: How A Technology Consultant Trained To Be An Artist by Ong Whee Teck

It's never too late to start learning. It is often felt that learning ends the moment we graduate from the formal education system. This book challenges this notion by presenting techniques that anyone can use to learn any skill that intrigues them. It presents a model of adult learning based on the author's learning journey. By the end of the book, you will truly feel empowered to tap into your ability to learn the skills you need to pursue your passion. It will also present you with strategies to develop the motivation you need to learn even the most difficult of tasks.

Singapore Chronicles: EducationSingapore Chronicles: Education by Gopinathan, S.

Singapore has been hailed as a great success in educating its citizens. Now, an educated citizenry seeks to influence, if not change, the nature of the state, the state's compact with its citizens, and the role that education must play in the future. This book examines the impact of education in Singapore's transformation by studying the social, political and economic contexts within which policy and practice are embedded. It examines the key imperatives and principles that drove policy formulation, the success and failures of policy implementation, and how the state, at various times, fashioned education to meet its imperatives.

Globalisation And The Development Of Higher Education: The Case Of A Malaysian Public UniversityGlobalisation And The Development Of Higher Education: The Case Of A Malaysian Public University by Tan Yao Sua; Goh Soo Khoon

This monograph examines the responses of a Malaysian public university, Universiti Sains Malaysia, to the impact of globalisation vis-à-vis three main areas of concern: the recruitment of international students, the requirement to engage with international academic publications, and the growing importance of world university rankings. There are concerted efforts put in place by the university to recruit more international students. But a global branding is needed to offset factors that have worked against this recruitment. Yet, it is in the area of world university rankings that the counter-globalisation stand of the university has been most thought-provoking in that it has rejected this standard benchmark for academic excellence by proposing an alternative benchmark.

Learning Marketplace, The: East Meets West In SingaporeLearning Marketplace, The: East Meets West In Singapore by Prem Kumar

This book is meant to extend our knowledge on the role of 'learning', often overlooked and taken for granted but which constantly transforms our lives and reshapes societies. It is the first book that deals with the dichotomy of 'east' and 'west' going beyond the traditional learning and education framework to other areas such as economic, socio-cultural, political, and technological dimensions that impact Singapore. It puts together key topical issues and explores the underbelly of how a small 'resourceless' independent city-state like Singapore stays ahead of the learning curve, even while facing increasingly intense global competition where the discovery and emergence of new systems for empowerment and independence and the resulting creation of new knowledge and modes of communication are challenging traditional boundaries between the virtual and real world.

Raw Diamonds: Born To ShineRaw Diamonds: Born To Shine by Lai, Maggie

Written by a lecturer with more than years' experience teaching students at the Institute of Technical Education. She shares her message about the potential of her students.

Early Child Care And Education In Malaysia: Towards ProfessionalisationEarly Child Care And Education In Malaysia: Towards Professionalisation by Lydia Foong; Palanisamy K. Veloo; M. Dhamotharan

This book reviews the status and work conditions of the Early Child Care and Education workforce in the private sector in Malaysia. The authors provide recommendations for ECCE operators to realise their obligations to recognise the potential of staff members and help them fulfil their needs for self-actualisation. Issues examined include the teaching and learning processes, the overall status of professionalism and the structure that supports it, and how the transition to primary schools can be managed effectively.

Studying In China: A Practical Handbook For Students - Take An Extraordinary Educational Trip To ChinaStudying In China: A Practical Handbook For Students - Take An Extraordinary Educational Trip To China by Mcaloon, Patrick

A trip to China to live, work or study promises an amazing, life-changing experience in the most historically and culturally fascinating nation on earth. Find all the information you need for your educational experience abroad in this book. Written by a travel professional who works with students in China all the time, it is an invaluable resource on both what to do, what not to do, and the potential pitfalls.

10 Hacks For Primary School Mathematics10 Hacks For Primary School Mathematics by Kasinathan, Saravanan

A collection of 10 mathematical hacks unveiling the secrets to help you solve mathematical problems in seconds. You will learn quick methods of adding and subtracting as well as other techniques which will make you faster than a calculator in delivering the answers!

Creative Drama In The Classroom And BeyondCreative Drama In The Classroom And Beyond by Mccaslin, Nellie

Encouraging both teacher and student imagination and expression, the eighth edition of this classic text helps future teachers integrate drama into the classroom and introduces students to a variety of genres and strategies, including mime, play structure, improvisation, and using drama in the special education curriculum. Unlike other texts, McCaslin focuses on drama as an art form as well as a teaching tool.

Games, Ideas And Activities For Primary DramaGames, Ideas And Activities For Primary Drama by Theodorou, Michael

A collection of 150 unique games and activities to help support teaching drama in the primary classroom. Designed with busy teachers in mind, the Classroom Gems series draws together an extensive selection of practical, tried-and-tested, off-the-shelf ideas, games and activities guaranteed to transform any lesson or classroom in an instant. Easily navigable, allowing you to choose the right activity quickly and easily, these invaluable resources are guaranteed to save you time and are a must-have tool to plan, prepare and deliver first-rate lessons.

Educational Issues In Multiethnic MalaysiaEducational Issues In Multiethnic Malaysia by Tan Yao Sua; R. Santhiram

This book explores the contested terrains of education in multiethnic Malaysia. It comprises seven chapters that cover three crucial areas of educational provisions and delivery, namely education of ethnic minorities, education and national integration, and educational language policy.

Education In IndonesiaEducation In Indonesia by Suryadarma, Daniel; Gavin W. Jones (Eds.)

In Indonesia, as elsewhere in Asia, education will inevitably play a key role in the national development experience as the 21st century unfolds. Not much international attention is paid to how the education sector is faring in Indonesia, but that is not because nothing is happening. The past decade has seen major changes in the structure of the education system and in the schooling trajectories of Indonesian children and adolescents. The administration of primary and secondary education has been decentralized to the regions. A new paradigm of school-based management has been introduced. Public spending on education has finally reached one-fifth of total government spending, as required by law. But although enrolment rates at all levels continue to increase, the quality of education remains low and has not improved, and the tertiary sector continues to experience problems of autonomy and unsatisfactory performance. This book delves into the major developments in education in Indonesia. Drawing on the expertise of some of the most knowledgeable people in the field, it identifies the challenges facing the sector and offers recommendations on how these challenges could be overcome.

Education In IndonesiaEducation In Indonesia by Suryadarma, Daniel; Gavin W. Jones (Eds.)

In Indonesia, as elsewhere in Asia, education will inevitably play a key role in the national development experience as the 21st century unfolds. Not much international attention is paid to how the education sector is faring in Indonesia, but that is not because nothing is happening. The past decade has seen major changes in the structure of the education system and in the schooling trajectories of Indonesian children and adolescents. The administration of primary and secondary education has been decentralized to the regions. A new paradigm of school-based management has been introduced. Public spending on education has finally reached one-fifth of total government spending, as required by law. But although enrolment rates at all levels continue to increase, the quality of education remains low and has not improved, and the tertiary sector continues to experience problems of autonomy and unsatisfactory performance. This book delves into the major developments in education in Indonesia. Drawing on the expertise of some of the most knowledgeable people in the field, it identifies the challenges facing the sector and offers recommendations on how these challenges could be overcome.

Beyond Examination - A Journey To True EducationBeyond Examination - A Journey To True Education by Seet Kie Hong, Vincent

This book explores the relationship between parents, teachers, and students, and how each role contributes to creating a highly competitive environment that emphasises on one's ability to obtain good grades. The author invites the reader to rethink the efficacy of an education system that is becoming more examination-oriented, as well as reflect on the value and scope of a true education. It also looks at the impacts of examinations in the modern society from the economical and sociological point of views.

Fostering Conceptual Change With Technology: Asian PerspectivesFostering Conceptual Change With Technology: Asian Perspectives by Lee Chwee Beng; David Jonassen

Conceptual change is an intentional and constructive effort to bring about deep understanding. When fostering conceptual change with technology, learning is meaningful, dynamic and engaging. This book aims to present the current state of research on fostering conceptual change with technology in Asia-Pacific countries. It provides a comprehensive overview of current research practices, then examines the context of learning, learners' characteristics and the role of epistemological beliefs. It also discusses the different approaches used to foster conceptual change in various countries. The final section presents possible future directions for research.

Teacher Education Frontiers: International Perspectives On Policy And Practice For Building New Teacher CompetenciesTeacher Education Frontiers: International Perspectives On Policy And Practice For Building New Teacher Competencies by Tan, Oon-Seng

This volume on teacher education addresses the development of new teacher competencies in light of global changes. Contributors to this volume are leading education thinkers and they address how teacher education must focus on producing thinking and innovative teachers; the impact of educational reforms on student learning and achievement; and the importance of focusing on teacher recruitment, teacher education and teacher development.

Internationalizing High Education In Malaysia: Understanding, Practices And ChallengesInternationalizing High Education In Malaysia: Understanding, Practices And Challenges by Tham Siew Yean

This book examines the understanding, practices and challenges that Malaysia's higher education institutions face in their efforts to internationalize. With references and index.

Lee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy: Building A Global Policy School In AsiaLee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy: Building A Global Policy School In Asia by Mahbubani, Kishore; Stavros N. Yiannouka Et Al

These essays are published to mark the 8th anniversary of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS - founded in 2004 to mark the 80th birthday of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The Founding Dean and four senior members of the academic staff here explore issues of direct relevance to the School and its students. These include: aspects of the School's innovating experience in incorporating both Western and Asian needs and approaches to academic and practical progress; growth strategies, and challenges in student recruitment, executive education; future trends; student selection and faculty balance issues; research strategies; and the School in relation to its context. In the appendix are: a paper on an Asian view of Global Public Policy as a field of study; and one on the School's research projects.