Senior Management

Building High Performing Education Systems

The May run of this programme is postponed to October.
Thank you very much for your kind support to the LKY School Executive Education.

A notable achievement of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern emerging and developing countries is rising enrolments at both elementary and high school levels. Basic schooling is generally now available for almost every child. This quantitative achievement, however, masks a ‘learning crisis’ of poor educational achievement for a variety of reasons. These are poor infrastructure, outdated curricula and methods, and above all, ill prepared and poorly motivated teachers. The advent of the global economy makes the solution to this problem all the more urgent.

As each country struggles with its own internal issues of reducing budgets and shifting priorities, a clear vision is needed to prepare the young for the future and ensure economic growth and employment without which social stability will be endangered. Skills development and training is one usually underfunded and underdeveloped, but essential for employment and economic development. The policies and experience of some of the more innovative and determined countries bear valuable lessons, which is the aim of this programme.

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy National University of Singapore 469C Bukit Timah Road Singapore 259772

Mon 9 October 2017 to Fri 13 October 2017

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Mon 11 September 2017

Through an interactive and ‘solution finding’ programme, participants will:

  • Understand the causes for the ‘learning crisis’ and its consequences for socio-economic development
  • Examine, from a regional and country-specific perspective, policy and ‘best practice’ solutions to major education problems
  • Learn about the key principles that underpin relevant and effective education policy development and implementation
  • Understand the demands of the evolving and competitive global workplace and how to tailor curricula and pedagogy to meet these challenges

The programme is designed for middle level officials in education ministries, deans in education faculties, leaders in teacher education institutions, polytechnic leaders, those working in education NGOs, and those who have an interest in improving educational outcomes.

Programme cost:

S$5,320 + 7% GST;

S$4,788 +7% GST (for group registrations of 3 and above)

*Fee is inclusive of lunch, refreshments and learning support materials


Executive Education Department
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

Tel: (65)6516 8697/ (65) 6601 1183
Fax: (65) 6872 9291

Application Deadline:11 Sep 2017


Kenneth Paul Tan

Associate Professor

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Professor Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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Professor S Gopinathan

Academic Director, The HEAD Foundation

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Dr N Varaprasad

Partner, Singapore Education Consulting Group

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Dr Lim Lai Cheng

Executive Director, Singapore Management University (SMU) Academy & Academic Director of the Office of the Provost, SMU

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Darren McDermott

Education Consultant

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