How to assemble a knowledge economy: Singapore's transnational education project

Sidhu, Ravinder (2006) How to assemble a knowledge economy: Singapore's transnational education project. Perspectives in Education, 24 4: 45-56.


Author Sidhu, Ravinder
Title How to assemble a knowledge economy: Singapore's transnational education project
Journal name Perspectives in Education
ISSN 0258-2236
Publication date 2006-01-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 24
Issue 4
Start page 45
End page 56
Total pages 12
Place of publication South Africa
Publisher University of Pretoria, Faculty of Education Country
Language eng
Subject 13 Education
1301 Education Systems
Abstract This article takes Singapore, an emerging education hub, as a focal point from which to investigate its attempts to become a global city and knowledge-based economy. It outlines how discourses of the knowledge economy are used to rationalise particular policy interventions and the transnational education forms arising from them. It speculates on the types of traits and attributes expected of citizens in a knowledge economy. The article offers a more nuanced analysis of state-market relations under conditions of globalisation and highlights the need for a historical and geographical sensibility in understanding postcolonial development.
Keyword Singapore
Education
Policy
Intervention
Postcolonial
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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