Conference Papers

What is most important in education reform? A Case Study of the Singapore and Philippine partnership

The proposed presentation asks the question: What is most important to education reform from the perspective of reform participants? This presentation hopes to contribute to debates about the success or failure of international aid to education reform represented by technology transfers of evidence-informed policies and practices. The first section provides a succinct description of Singapore – a developed nation — and the Philippines – a developing nation. The second describes the education reform partnership between the two nations. The third describes the explanatory mixed methods research design employed in order to explore the participants’ perceptions of the reform initiative. The fourth and final section contextualises the response to what is most important to education reform from the perspectives of the participants themselves including a critique of evidence-based reform.

Reyes, V. (2018) 'What is most important in education reform? A Case Study of the Singapore and Philippine partnership', paper presented to The 14th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association (BESA), 27–29 June, viewed 18 January 2020, <https://educationstudies.org.uk/?p=9514>