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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 […]

The Dark Side of the Korean Education System and New Purposes for the Future

The Dark Side of the Korean Education System and New Purposes for the Future

Suneung, the most important test of your life The Korean school system is based on six years of elementary school (age 6-12), three years of junior high school (age 12-15) and three years of senior high school (15-18). What comes next is apparently the most important stage in life: the University entrance exam. South Korea […]

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