NIE director first S'porean to receive highest award from US Teachers College
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Channel NewsAsia (Online)
A Singaporean educator has been bestowed a Medal for Distinguished Service by Columbia University's Teachers College (TC) in the United States.
SINGAPORE: 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 New York City.
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.
It added that 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 at the end of this year.
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