Thinking Schools, Learning Nation: Lessons from Singapore
2014-15 Speaker Series
September 24: AMANDA RIPLEY
The Smartest Kids in the World - And How They Got That Way
November 21: JAYNE-ANN YOUNG
Visible Learning: The Surprising Research Behind What Works in Education
February 12: TOM VANDER ARK
Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World
April 10: ANDY CALKINS
Next Generation Schools: Breakthrough Models in STEM and Personalized Learning
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Head, Office of Academic Quality Management
Associate Professor, English Languages & Literature
National Institute of Education, Singapore
8 a.m.: Breakfast and Registration
8:30 - 10 a.m.: Program
When Singapore became independent in 1965, it was a poor tropical island with few natural resources and no compulsory education; today, it is a gleaming global hub of trade and finance. The country’s transformation from third to first world in a single generation is one of Asia’s great success stories – a change paralleled and supported by the development of its schools. Characterized by strong centralized governance and educator training, Singapore’s 360 public schools are exceptionally responsive to the national vision for educational excellence. At the heart of this vision is the National Institute of Education, Singapore’s only institution for teacher and school leader training, where the country’s best and brightest are rigorously developed.
EE-LING LOW heads the office of Academic Quality Management at Singapore’s National Institute of Education and is also an Associate Professor of English Language & Literature. Internationally respected as a pedagogical leader, she has held teaching and research positions at top universities in six countries. She also is a distinguished scholar of English linguistics and phonetics.
- Read a recap of the February 19 lecture
View slides from the February 19 lecture
- Ee-Ling Low profile at National Institute of Education site
- Works available on Amazon.com
- Singapore Feature Video;(based the OECD's Strong Performers and Fast Reformers report)