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Pre-school education in Singapore

Pre-school education in Singapore

Singapore ranks among the best in global rankings for primary, secondary and tertiary education but lacks behind in early childhood education. In 2012, a study on pre-school education placed Singapore in the 29th spot out of 45 countries, and way behind South Korea (10th) and Hong Kong (19th). Finland, Sweden, and Norway topped the list […]

What is yurt kindergarten? A Mongolian innovation of alternative ECE services for the nomadic children

What is yurt kindergarten? A Mongolian innovation of alternative ECE services for the nomadic children

Mongolia has the lowest population density in the world, just 1.7 persons per square kilometer of land. Among a population of 3 million people, roughly 30% are nomadic. In fact, they live in tend known as yurt or ger. Moreover, the nomad families usually live 5-15 km away from each other. When it comes to […]

Kindergarten – The Blooms Of Malaysia’s Racial Harmony

Kindergarten – The Blooms Of Malaysia’s Racial Harmony

Malaysian children go to kindergarten, also referred to as preschool, at the age of 4 to 6. Kindergarten is meant to equip children with some basic knowledge of ABCs and 123s and a window to school life.   Kindergarten programme in Malaysia is provided by the Government and several of its agencies, private bodies, and […]

Spending on education, hobbies rise amid 52-hour workweek policy in 2018

Spending on education, hobbies rise amid 52-hour workweek policy in 2018

South Korean workers’ spending on education and hobbies increased last year, due largely to the implementation of the government’s 52-hour workweek policy, government data showed Sunday. Total household spending on private education came to 42.24 trillion won (US$37.15 billion) last year, up 3.22 percent from a year earlier, according to findings by the Bank of […]

Philippines Style Kindergartens

Philippines Style Kindergartens

There are about 11.5 million Filipino children aged 0-4 years. This number represents 10.7% of the total Philippine population. It means there are both a great challenge and opportunity for the Philippine educational system, as that age range represents the pre-school stage.   The pre-school stage is very important, as various studies have pointed out; […]

Idyllic Early Childhood Schooling

Idyllic Early Childhood Schooling

From the age of seven till I was 12, going to primary school near my home was one of the activities I fondly looked forward to. Classes may start at 12.30 or 1 in the afternoon, but tens of my friends and I were already at school by 11 a.m. Not that we were too […]

Education System of a Stateless Nation

Education System of a Stateless Nation

The Kurdish land, at first, was partitioned between Iran and the Ottoman Empires in 1639 and then, after the First World War, among Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria through international agreements; a population of more than 50 million began to live under the rule of four different modern states. This occupation caused many negative situations […]

Education system in Singapore

Education system in Singapore

This year, Singapore celebrates its bicentennial of its founding in 1819 by Englishman Sir Stamford Raffles who set up the first premier school named after him. Raffles Institution (RI) is the alma mater of many illustrious Singaporeans, including Lee Kuan Yew. Education has moved up the quality ladder since, playing a key role in the […]

Egypt & Japan: A Historical Bridge for Education

Egypt & Japan: A Historical Bridge for Education

Whenever education history in Egypt is researched, there will be a common story to compare the Japanese educational progress opposite the Egyptian educational failure. This comparison is not only done by Egyptian researchers, but it is practiced in Japan, as well. The lectures given by Professor Masanori Kaji, from Tokyo Institute of Technology, introduced the history […]

Educational Structure of Iran at a Difficult Point

Educational Structure of Iran at a Difficult Point

The educational system in Iran was defined several years ago at three levels: primary school (5 years), guidance (3 years) and high school (4 years). But now, after several decades, it has again been divided into two parts: primary school (6 years) and high school (6 years); plus one year pre-school. Of course, with the […]

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