Thursday, March 26, 2009

U.S. teachers learn from Singapore's academic success

PRESCHOOL: Children line up in front of their teacher to head to class. Singapore schooling is highly successful.

Singapore's excellence in science and math could be attributed to its high regard for teachers and salaries that rival private-sector careers in science and engineering. Teaching is seen as a profession in Singapore, says educator Linda Mariotti. Teachers in Singapore also receive 100 hours of paid professional-development time. The Christian Science Monitor

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