Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
  • Like
  • Save
Recruiting, Training, and Supporting a 21st Century Teaching Profession: The Case of Singapore
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Now you can save presentations on your phone or tablet

Available for both IPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Recruiting, Training, and Supporting a 21st Century Teaching Profession: The Case of Singapore

  • 817 views
Published

by Goh Chor Boon

by Goh Chor Boon

Published in Education
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
817
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
1

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Recruiting, Training, and Supporting a 21st Century Teaching Profession: The Case of Singapore Dr Goh Chor Boon National Institute of Education Singapore
  • 2.
    • A “Little Red Dot” without natural resources – the development of Singapore’s human resources is the key to its continual survival in a competitive world economy.
    • Hence, the mission of Singapore’s “ability-driven” education system is to develop every young Singaporean to his or her maximal potential. Encapsulated in the “Thinking Schools, Learning Nation” vision launched in June 1997.
  • 3.
    • Basic principle:
    • “ Quality Teacher = Quality Education”
    • Recruitment of teachers is based on the top 30% of each cohort entering the education system, ensuring that education has some of our best graduates moulding the hearts and minds of young Singaporeans.
  • 4.
    • MOE selects the “student-teachers” who are considered employees of MOE and paid a salary while undergoing full-time initial teacher training at the National Institute of Education (NIE).
  • 5. Preparing the trainee and novice teacher
    • Centralized under one well-planned, well-staffed institute to ensure uniformity of standards (at least in terms of content knowledge and pedagogical skills)
    • One-fifth off-loading of the normal responsibility load in first year of teaching so that time can be spent on observing experienced teachers in the classroom and on-the-job training
  • 6. Continual upgrading
    • 100 hours of professional training a year
    • Approved study leave (with either half or full-monthly pay depending on years of service)
    • More public recognition to outstanding teachers
  • 7.
    • Singapore has its “Continual Professional Development Model” (PDCM) which allows several pathways for teachers to progressively acquire higher certifications (including masters and PhDs) through accreditation process.
    • It is envisioned that by 2015, at least 50% of Singapore’s 28,000 teachers will have at least a masters degree.
  • 8.
    • Professionalism of teachers is increasingly emphasized, especially in the concept of lifelong learning through continual professional development.
    • Teachers taking ownership of their own professional development programme.
  • 9.
    • Professional development is inextricably linked to performance appraisal of teachers.
    • Consistent quest for subject knowledge mastery, new pedagogical skills and involvement in action research is seen as critical effort on the part of the teacher to improve his professionalism.
  • 10. Emphasis on developing school leadership
    • Customized leadership programme to match the changing demands of school leaders
    • Entrepreneurial leadership through innovative actions and decision making encouraged
  • 11. Seamless collaboration
    • Seamless flow of decisions and actions between MOE, NIE and schools
  • 12. Critical success factors in sustaining a quality teaching workforce in Singapore
      • Selection of the “right” candidates with passion for teaching.
      • Quality of teacher education programmes offered by NIE.
      • Teacher welfare (including physical and mental well-being) is a high priority exercised by MOE.