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Malaysia: becoming an education hub to serve national development

Aziz, M. I. A. and Abdullah, D. (2014) Malaysia: becoming an education hub to serve national development. In: International Education Hubs: Student, Talent, Knowledge-Innovation Models. Springer Netherlands, pp. 101-119. ISBN 978-940077025-6

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During the past 15 years, Singapore has been decidedly committed to transitioning from the Global Schoolhouse project to a twenty-first-century knowledge hub. This chapter describes key initiatives introduced to remodel the city-state into a global knowledge and education hub and a site for the continuing accumulation of capital, talent, and knowledge. Notwithstanding its clarity of vision and strategy, there are a number of practical complexities confronting Singapore's plans to leapfrog into the value-added realms of knowledge- and innovation-related production. The chapter interrogates the state's driving rationales which foregrounds the Global North in imagination and aspiration. An argument is made instead for reimagining the local as a space for the ideas and insights which support creativity and innovation.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:capital, talent, knowledge
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
ID Code:74705
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:26 Nov 2017 04:55
Last Modified:26 Nov 2017 04:55

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