Education Minister visits Canada, US

Education Minister visits Canada, US

Date
Saturday, 10 March 2012

Media Type
The Straits Times (Pg B6)

EDUCATION Minister Heng Swee Keat leaves today for a six-day visit to Canada and the United States.

He will meet leaders and educators from the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Ontario to learn about their policies, reforms and latest developments.

In the US, Mr Heng will attend the Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession at the invitation of his American counterpart Arne Duncan.

The event, in New York next Wednesday and Thursday, will focus on preparing teachers and developing school leaders.

Mr Heng will also visit schools in the city and meet education leaders. He will be accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Education, professors from the National Institute of Education and the president of the Singapore Teachers' Union, Mr Mike Thiruman.

Source: The Straits Times (Pg B6), sph