NIE Director is first Singaporean to receive highest medal of honour from Teachers College
Thursday, 23 May 2013
938Live (Radio News and Online)
A Singaporean educator has been bestowed a Medal for Distinguished Service by Columbia University's Teachers College (TC) in the United States.
Professor Lee Sing Kong, Director of the National Institute of Education (NIE) is the first Singaporean to receive this medal of honour, which is the highest from TC.
Professor Lee received the award at the College's Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at the Cathedral of St John in Manhattan, New York.
Professor Lee is an alumnus of TC.
NIE said it has shared a long-standing relationship with TC in both research experience and academic resources.
NIE said at the end of this year, the two institutes will celebrate the inaugural cohort of 16 professionals from the NIE-TC Joint Master of Arts in Leadership and Educational Change (MALEC) programme.
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