The book shares stories of the role of school leadership in Singapore, with case studies from selected schools, that provides some insights on how Singapore delivers a high-quality education that had led to it achieving high rankings in TIMMS and PISA. This book will provide both the historical and present contexts of changes in the education system, school leadership and teacher leadership in Singapore that made it what it is today. It will distil some universal principles of educational change that school leaders and policy makers can apply in bringing about educational changes that will enhance the learning experiences of students and prepare them for future challenges.
Leadership for Change in Singapore Schools: An Introduction (Thiam-Seng Koh and David Wei-Loong Hung)
Historical Development of Educational Leadership in Singapore (Jeanne-Marie Ho and Thiam-Seng Koh)
Significance of Educational Leadership: Case for Singapore Schools Today (Shamala Raveendaran, Yancy Toh, Paul Chua, David Wei-Loong Hung and Azilawati Jamaludin)
Overcoming Impediments to Reform: Building a Sustainable Ecosystem for Educational Innovations (Yancy Toh, Azilawati Jamaludin and David Wei-Loong Hung)
Empowering Partnerships for School-based Innovation Scale and Sustainability (Azilawati Jamaludin, Yancy Toh and David Wei-Loong Hung)
Educational Change for the 21st Century: "Leadership from the Middle" (David Wei-Loong Hung, Yancy Toh, Azilawati Jamaludin, Galvin Sng, Monica Lim, Stephen Li and Eva Moo)
Developing Teacher Leadership in Pedagogical Practice (Liang-See Tan, Letchmi Devi Ponnusamy and Keith Chiu-Kian Tan)
Inductive Leadership: Activating Community-Oriented Student Agency towards School Improvement (Paul Chua, Yancy Toh, Wee-Kwang Tan, David Wei-Loong Hung and Thiam-Seng Koh)
Teachers at the Heart of System Change: Principles of Educational Change for School Leaders (David Wei-Loong Hung, Thiam-Seng Koh and Azilawati Jamaludin)
Readership: General public and professionals.
Much of information covered in the proposed book has been reported generally in academic journals, which are less accessible to the public. The findings reported in the book will be written in the form of stories and perspectives that will engage a wider audience beyond academia and practitioners
There is much interest in the Singapore education system because of its strong international standing in TIMMS and PISA. This book will provide stories and insights into how school leaders, in working with the Ministry of Education, bring about some of the important changes in education that have contributed to Singapore having a strong internationally-recognised education system
The stories in the book will be told through the direct experiences of key leaders who are and were contributors to the success of the Singapore education system and researchers who are actively researching school leadership in Singapore schools which implement educational changes to improve learning experiences of their students