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The Learning Marketplace East Meets West in Singapore

Prem Kumar

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ISBN 10: 981445267X / ISBN 13: 9789814452670
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280 pages. Dimensions: 0.0in. x 0.0in. x 0.0in.In Asia, we are witnessing an era where the pendulum of power is swaying towards the East with the rising strength of China and India and Singapore is at the crossroads between these populous nations. Although Singapore may appear to be the most westernized country in Asia, she is nevertheless a multi-cultural Asian society. Having the most open economy in the world, Singapore is plugged into the global marketplace of education and learning. The development of human capital is used as a strategic economic driver to internationalize and transform education for sustainable competitive advantage. Singapores education system, regarded as one of the best performing in the world, offers a unique opportunity to explore the issues where east and west culture, values, beliefs and educational systems meet and adapt to bridge the divide. This first-of-its-kind book puts together topical key notions of eastern and western educational practices and looks at the underbelly of how a small resourceless independent city-state like Singapore is managing to stay relevant against a backdrop of ever increasing intense global competition. Readership: Universities, business schools and public and private institutions conducting executive programs, libraries, private and public sector organisations, individuals, consultants, researchers, HRDHRM directorsmanagers, teachers, policy-makers, etc. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9789814452670

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Title: The Learning Marketplace East Meets West in ...

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

Binding: Hardcover

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In Asia, we are witnessing an era where the pendulum of power is swaying towards the East with the rising strength of China and India and Singapore is at the 'crossroads' between these populous nations. Although Singapore may appear to be the most westernized country in Asia, she is nevertheless a multi-cultural Asian society. Having the most open economy in the world, Singapore is plugged into the global marketplace of education and learning. The development of human capital is used as a strategic economic driver to internationalize and transform education for sustainable competitive advantage. Singapore's education system, regarded as one of the best performing in the world, offers a unique opportunity to explore the issues where east and west culture, values, beliefs and educational systems meet and adapt to bridge the divide.This first-of-its-kind book puts together topical key notions of eastern and western educational practices and looks at the underbelly of how a small 'resourceless' independent city-state like Singapore is managing to stay relevant against a backdrop of ever increasing intense global competition.

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Prem Kumar is a capacity builder of individual, organisational, and community learning systems and author of numerous articles and publications on lifelong learning, cultural and social capital development. He is currently Assistant Dean (Grassroots Leadership Development) with the National Community Leadership Institute, Singapore. He holds degrees from the University of Hull, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and University of Surrey where he received his PhD.

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