Where Computers and Classrooms Meet – Policy Successes and Struggles in South Korean Education Reform

    By Charleen Chiong (@CNCharleen), University of Cambridge The tides are turning in classrooms in South Korea. In the 1960s, a wave of industrialization swept the young republic, causing rapid economic and educational growth. The roots of Confucian philosophy remain: the community places a high premium on education, and the system is rigid and hierarchical, … Continue reading Where Computers and Classrooms Meet – Policy Successes and Struggles in South Korean Education Reform

Changing the Ways of a Lion: Policy Challenges in Fostering 21st-Century Skills – The Case of Singapore

By Charleen Chiong, Oxford University Singapore’s education system attracts great interest from educationalists all over the world. Despite being a relatively small, young country with few natural resources, Singapore – also popularly called the ‘Lion City’ by its politicians and people – has consistently remained amongst the top performers since it joined the OECD’s Programme … Continue reading Changing the Ways of a Lion: Policy Challenges in Fostering 21st-Century Skills – The Case of Singapore