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By Jee-Peng Tan, Fredriksen Birger

'An African Exploration of the East Asian schooling event' takes inventory of schooling improvement in East Asia over the last 5 many years, delivering case experiences on 4 East Asian nations (Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and one ecu state (Ireland) and bearing on them to the tutorial demanding situations confronted through African nations this present day. The local, comparative point of view advantages from the insights received in the course of a 2006 examine travel of Singapore and Vietnam for senior schooling officers from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The ebook is on of a couple of concurrently-published books providing fabrics initially built for the tour.

The moment e-book, 'Toward a greater Future', presents a accomplished research of schooling improvement in Singapore when you consider that 1965, giving specific awareness to the strategic administration that has enabled Singapore to rework its schooling and coaching process from one just like that of many Sub-Saharan Africa international locations 4 many years in the past into one of many world's best-performing systems.

Together, the 2 books target to foster wisdom trade among Sub-Saharan African and East Asian nations on solid practices within the layout and implementation of schooling regulations and courses. by way of facilitating the cross-country fertilization of rules among areas with really constrained touch some time past, those books fill a transparent hole within the present literature on improvement perform in schooling.

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The four-year programs were introduced after enrollment levels had peaked as a result of the decline in fertility rates. This gradual upgrading increased the attraction of the teaching profession and positioned the education sector to compete successfully for qualified staff during a period of rapid economic growth. In Vietnam, the upgrading of teacher-training programs—from lower-secondary education plus three years of teacher training to programs of upper-secondary East Asia Education Study Tour: An Overview of Key Insights • 27 education plus one year of teacher training—is ongoing.

Clearly, this decline facilitates Vietnam’s ongoing efforts to reduce class size and increase spending per student in primary education, as well as to attain its goal of universal lower-secondary education by 2010. Several attempts have been made to estimate the benefits that East Asian countries accrue as a result of their rapid demographic transition. 8 percent it actually allocated, that is, twice as much. 6 percent. East Asia Education Study Tour: An Overview of Key Insights • 11 Because of several factors, including the scarcity of quality family planning services and low contraceptive prevalence levels, the benefits of an early and rapid demographic transition have not been available to Sub-Saharan African education systems.

African countries can also learn from the approach of East Asian countries, which extends systematic in-service training and other support to existing teachers. Regarding education mangers, Singapore has done a lot to validate the role of managers at all levels and to empower them to lead. The debate about what kind of manager should be put in charge of education institutions—professional business managers or educators—appears to have been resolved by combining both qualifications. To this end, educators who seek to become school heads are selected carefully and given specific training as managers, ensuring that they not only can handle their institution’s day-to-day operations but also can make strategic choices informed by their personal knowledge of the teaching and learning process.

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