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Author Tan, Charlene, author

Title Comparing high-performing education systems : understanding Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong / Charlene Tan
Edition 1st
Published London : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of appendices, chart, figures, photos, and tables; List of abbreviations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Performance as testing: international large-scale assessments; 3 Formal assessment, private tutoring, and Confucian habitus; 4 Beyond high-stakes exams: holistic education in Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong; 5 Educational harmonisation and an East Asian Educational Model (EAEM); 6 Pragmatism in Singapore; 7 Correlative thinking in Shanghai; 8 East-West balance in Hong Kong
9 Conclusions and implicationsAppendices; References; Index
Summary Comparing High-Performing Education Systems provides original insights into the educational structures, ideologies, policies, and practices in Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Taking as its basis their global reputation and consistently strong performance in formal assessments, the author provides an in-depth analysis and comparison of these three education systems that draws on cutting-edge research. Chapters explore the dominant cultural and educational norms in Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong to give a wider picture of these high-performing education systems. The performance of students in international large-scale assessments such as Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Trendsin International Mathematics and Science Study(TIMSS), and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is considered, alongside an exploration of attitudes to schooling, tutoring, and assessment. The book shows how Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong exemplify an East Asian Educational Model (EAEM) Such a model - is rooted in and shaped by Confucian habitus: unconscious and ingrained worldviews, dispositions, and habits that reflect the standards of appropriateness in a Confucian Heritage Culture; aspires high performance:a balance between academic excellence and holistic development; and utilises educational harmonisation: the art of bringing together different and contradictory means and ends to achieve desired educational outcomes. Informative and thought-provoking, this book is a useful reference for policymakers, researchers, educators, and general readers on high-performing education systems, school reforms in East Asia, Confucian influences on education, and cross-cultural policy learning and transfer
Subject Education -- Singapore
Education -- China -- Shanghai
Education -- China -- Hong Kong
Academic achievement -- Singapore
Academic achievement -- China -- Shanghai
Academic achievement -- China -- Hong Kong
Confucianism and education.
EDUCATION -- Educational Policy & Reform -- General.
EDUCATION -- General.
Hong Kong.
Academic achievement
Confucianism and education
China -- Hong Kong
China -- Shanghai
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781351238700