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A national vision for information and communication technologies in education: reflections on Singapore's ICT technologies Masterplans

Uma Natarajan (National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Kenneth Y.T. Lim (National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Kumar Laxman (Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)

International Journal of Educational Management

ISSN: 0951-354X

Article publication date: 29 April 2021

Issue publication date: 21 June 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the reform initiatives that began with a focus towards change in the teaching and learning in Singapore classrooms with technology integration.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology used in this study is review and descriptive narrative of educational technology polices, initiatives and projects.

Findings

The Ministry of Education, Singapore, has ensured that schools had infrastructure, leadership and necessary teacher training to successfully implement the initiatives.

Originality/value

The descriptions of the implementations are valuable lessons for other national systems in the region and beyond, seeking to integrate information and communications technology (ICT) in their education systems.

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Citation

Natarajan, U., Lim, K.Y.T. and Laxman, K. (2021), "A national vision for information and communication technologies in education: reflections on Singapore's ICT technologies Masterplans", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 35 No. 5, pp. 943-954. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-11-2020-0532

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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