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Discover how teacher quality fuels Singapore’s economic explosion on Feb. 19

2014 February 6
by HISD Communications

When Singapore became independent in 1965, it was a poor tropical island with few natural resources and no compulsory education; today, it is a gleaming global hub of trade and finance. The country’s transformation from third to first world in a single generation is one of Asia’s great success stories – a change paralleled and supported by the development of its schools.

Characterized by strong centralized governance and educator training, Singapore’s 360 public schools are exceptionally responsive to the national vision for educational excellence. At the heart of this vision is the National Institute of Education, Singapore’s only institution for teacher and school leader training, where the country’s best and brightest are rigorously developed.

Ee-Ling Low is the associate dean for Programme & Student Development (Teacher Education and Preparation) at Singapore’s National Institute of Education. Internationally respected as a pedagogical leader, she has held teaching and research positions at top universities in six countries. She also is a distinguished scholar of English linguistics and phonetics.

Low will be speaking at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (5601 Main St., 77005) from 8 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, through a special arrangement with the Houston A+ Challenge. The event is free, and all HISD educators are invited to attend.

To register, please RSVP here.

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