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Title: International education developments in Singapore.
Authors: Sanderson, Gavin
Keywords: International education
Singapore Management University
Educational development
Issue Date: Jul-2002
Publisher: Shannon Research Press
Citation: Sanderson, Gavin (2002) International education developments in Singapore. International Education Journal v.3 n.2
Abstract: This paper considers contemporary higher education in Singapore and its relationship to the larger international context. It shows that international education has been established as a result of fundamentally different motives than the current full fee-paying programs found in western countries. It argues that on-shore international education in Singapore is a catalyst to prepare local institutions for the next wave of the nation's economic development, as it is orients itself to be the regional hegemonic player in a 'knowledge economy' driven by a world class tertiary sector. Considerations of history, culture and economic development add substance and depth to the claim that Singapore, by necessity and design, is on the verge of creating a unique 'hub' of international education which will challenge traditional western models that have been so dominant throughout the final years of the last millennium. [Author abstract]
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/3142
ISSN: 1443-1475
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