The global schoolhouse: Governing Singapore's knowledge economy aspirations

Sidhu, Ravinder, Chong, Ho Kong and Yeoh, Brenda (2011). The global schoolhouse: Governing Singapore's knowledge economy aspirations. In Simon Marginson, Sarjit Kaur and Erlenawati Sawir (Ed.), Higher education in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic responses to globalization (pp. 255-271) Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-1500-4_13

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Author Sidhu, Ravinder
Chong, Ho Kong
Yeoh, Brenda
Title of chapter The global schoolhouse: Governing Singapore's knowledge economy aspirations
Title of book Higher education in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic responses to globalization
Place of Publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-1500-4_13
Series Higher Education Dynamics
ISBN 9789400715004
9400715005
ISSN 1571-0378
Editor Simon Marginson
Sarjit Kaur
Erlenawati Sawir
Volume number 36
Chapter number 13
Start page 255
End page 271
Total pages 17
Total chapters 23
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Singapore ’s goal to re-build itself into an innovation-driven economy with world-class capabilities has opened new opportunities and challenges for its universities. This chapter analyses the Global Schoolhouse, a key education policy platform that aims to transform Singapore into a “knowledge-based economy”. Two Global Schoolhouse initiatives are examined—the alliance between Singapore and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and the institutional restructuring aimed at re-modelling the National University of Singapore into a “global knowledge enterprise”. More than an effort to re-structure the mission and governance of Singapore ’s universities, the Global Schoolhouse can be read as part of a broader initiative to re-engineer the institution of citizenship, creating tensions between equity and Singapore ’s new brand of meritocracy. This chapter concludes with a discussion of the possibility of new regionalization initiatives for Singapore ’s universities and new avenues for knowledge creation it potentially represents.
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Additional Notes Part IV Asia-Pacific National Strategies

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