Singapore receives praise during the First International Summit on Teaching Profession in New York

Singapore receives praise during the First International Summit on Teaching Profession in New York

Date
Monday, 21 March 2011

The US Secretary of Education, Mr Arne Duncan praised the Singaporean system. "Singapore has just done a tremendous job on teacher induction, teacher development, good mentoring, good support, thinking through better evaluation systems. There are many many things that we want to take away from our partners in Singapore and we just have the greatest of respect for their work” said Mr Duncan. (Quote extracted from International Herald Tribune, Global Edition of New York Times, 21 March 2011)

The two-day international summit, held on 16 and 17 March 2011 in New York City, co-hosted by the National Education Association (NEA), marked the first time, education ministers, teachers and union leaders from around the world had assembled to discuss best practices. The other key themes discussed included the partnership with teachers in education, reform efforts and building collaboration between unions and education leaders.

CNA video coverage featuring SMS Iswaran complimenting Singapore’s  Teacher Education system

Other media coverage of the event