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An African Exploration of the East Asian Education by Jee-Peng Tan, Fredriksen Birger

By Jee-Peng Tan, Fredriksen Birger

'An African Exploration of the East Asian schooling adventure' takes inventory of schooling improvement in East Asia over the last 5 a long time, delivering case reviews on 4 East Asian international locations (Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and one ecu state (Ireland) and referring to them to the tutorial demanding situations confronted through African nations at the present time. The neighborhood, comparative viewpoint merits from the insights won in the course of a 2006 research journey of Singapore and Vietnam for senior schooling officers from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The booklet is on of a couple of concurrently-published books offering fabrics initially constructed for the tour.

The moment ebook, 'Toward a greater Future', presents a finished research of schooling improvement in Singapore due to the fact 1965, giving specific recognition to the strategic administration that has enabled Singapore to rework its schooling and coaching approach 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 alternate among Sub-Saharan African and East Asian international locations on strong practices within the layout and implementation of schooling regulations and courses. by way of facilitating the cross-country fertilization of rules among areas with fairly constrained touch some time past, those books fill a transparent hole within the present literature on improvement perform in schooling.

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Later on, Korea developed a system that relied both on textbooks developed by the Ministry of Education and on textbooks developed by individual authors. Each type of textbook reflected the curriculum developed by the Ministry, and each needed Ministry approval before schools could use them. Up to 1980, textbooks developed by the Ministry accounted for the largest share of the textbooks used. Since then, this share has declined, and the role of the Ministry is increasingly limited to review and approval of manuscripts.

The strong priority on universalizing primary education—targeting the enrollment of children from poor families—was maintained until the early 1990s when East Asia Education Study Tour: An Overview of Key Insights • 23 Thailand started a drive to rapidly develop secondary education35 as well (the GER at that level increased from 31 percent in 1990 to 82 percent in 2000). Ireland, like all western European countries, gave high priority to achieving universal primary education, using “low-cost” approaches to provide education in rural areas close to the families.

In 2004, 12 percent of Thailand’s secondary students were enrolled in TVET programs, but the share was higher at 29 percent in upper-secondary education. ” The study tour offered multiple opportunities to explore how successful economies have addressed some of the most vexing issues of TVET development. Given the complexity of these issues, Africa’s urgent needs in this area, and the wealth of experience in East Asia, this is one of the most promising areas for follow-up cooperation between East Asian and African countries.

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