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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

What constitutes an effective 21st century education system? What do 21st century classrooms look like and how do 21st century students learn? Regardless where you’re from, we are ready to mould the next generation of educators and learners. Read on to find out how we have made a difference to the teaching and learning to educators and learners across the globe

Education Quality in Singapore: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities

Singapore is today regarded as a high-performing education system, and going by the 2015 PISA Assessment, perhaps the best in the world in the subjects examined by PISA. Its performance has both been consistent, improving over time, and in a number of assessments beyond PISA, like TIMSS and PIRLS. This performance, coupled with Singapore’s transformative economic growth over the last half century, provides credence to the OECD’s claim that the quality of human capital, achieved through education, is related to a country’s potential for economic growth. In this essay, we examine the achievements of Singapore’s education system, the principles underpinning policy, the challenges that were met and have to be met in the new century and what prospects there are for successfully meeting these challenges. 

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US Efficacy Study

North Middlesex Regional School District (NMRSD) is the only Massachusetts school district with Singapore mathematics (SM) for its curriculum. Since it is also the American school district with the longest period of SM implementation, its student outcomes over an extended period afford exceptional opportunities for a longitudinal statistical study.

 

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Case Study: India – Bringing Education to Greater Heights

D. Laxmi Koumudi, a Grade 8 student at Jai Santoshi Matha (JSM) High School has always been taught lessons the traditional way – with blackboards and textbooks. For the antsy teenager, these lessons are tedious and boring. She finds it hard to concentrate in class and thus has trouble completing her homework. It is no surprise that she finds learning (and in extension, studying) a chore, and a stressful one at that. But in February 2011, Laxmi’s view on learning changed for the better.

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Case Study: Math Buddies in the US

Marshall Cavendish Online’s (MC Online’s) Math Buddies has successfully brought Singapore Math beyond local shores. A comprehensive K-12 digital curriculum for mathematics that adopts the same pedagogical principles from Singapore mathematics textbooks, Math Buddies has been enthusiastically embraced by a multitude of schools in the USA. 

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