The CJ Koh Professorial Lecture Series was launched by the Office of Education Research on 1 March 2011. It was conceptualised for the purpose of knowledge building and sharing with our internal, external and international stakeholders in education, who can benefit from the information shared during each CJ Koh Professorship visit.
About the CJ Koh Professorship in Education
Each year, outstanding professors in the field of education are hosted by the National Institute of Education under the CJ Koh Professorship in Education programme. The CJ Koh Professorship has been made possible through a generous donation by the late Mr Ong Tiong Tat, executor of the late lawyer Mr Koh Choon Joo’s (CJ Koh) estate, to the Nanyang Technological University Endowment Fund. Previous visitors have included Marilyn Cochran-Smith from Boston College (in 2006), Susan Fuhrman from Teachers College, Columbia University (2009), and Robin Alexander, University of Cambridge (2010).
For enquiries, please contact Series Editor Associate Professor Low Ee Ling
|Paving the Fourth Way: The Singapore Story
This maiden report arose from a roundtable session held on 1 March 2011, in conjunction with the visit of the 5th CJ Koh Professor Andy Hargreaves, from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education. The Fourth Way is a book authored by Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley. In this report, Professor Hargreaves talks about what the Fourth Way is all about and his thoughts about why Singapore is considered to be paving the fourth way. The report also features key figures in Singapore’s education landscape, across the entire spectrum of the system, on developments in the areas of K-12 education, teacher education, educational leadership programmes, and educational research in general.
PISA: Lessons For and From Singapore
|Portraits of Top-Performing Education Systems
This third report in the series captures the rich and insightful discussions arising from Professor Ruth Hayhoe’s visit to NIE in her appointment as the 7th CJ Koh Professor from 30 April to 4 May 2012. A comparative scholar who specialises in the field of comparative education in China, Prof Hayhoe delivered two lectures while here. A roundtable symposium was also organised in conjunction with her visit, where peers from Finland, Korea, Hong Kong, the United States, and colleagues from NIE engaged in dialogue about how their countries’ education systems continually innovate to stay on the top of their league.
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CJ Koh Professor Ruth Hayhoe is a specialist in comparative education and a sinologist. From 1997 to 2002, she headed the Hong Kong Institute of Education and is now President Emerita. She is also a professor in the Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), where she served from 1986 to 1997, including appointments as Chair of the Higher Education Group and Associate Dean. Before that she held teaching positions at Heep Yunn School in Hong Kong, at Fudan University in Shanghai, and at the Roehampton Institute of Higher Education in London, as well as a diplomatic post at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing from 1989 to 1991.
In honour of Hayhoe's contributions to the field of comparative education and prestigious career, OER has published a booklet written by Prof Lee Wing On, Dean/Education Research. This is an excerpt from a chapter in Education and Global Cultural Dialogue: A Tribute to Ruth Hayhoe, written by Prof Lee and edited by Karen Mundy and Zha Qiang, published by Palgrave Macmillan (2012).