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Title: 
School-based curriculum development in Singapore: Bottom-up perspectives of a top-down policy
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Keywords: 
School-based curriculum development
Teachers' perspectives
Issue Date: 
2011
Citation: 
Leong, K. L., Sim, J. B. Y., & Chua, S. H. (2011). School-based curriculum development in Singapore: Bottom-up perspectives of a top-down policy. Curriculum Perspectives, 31(1), 51-61.
Abstract: 
Globalisation has generated an impetus for educational reforms in many countries to ensure economic survival. Singapore's Ministry of Education is encouraging innovation at the parochial level through school-based curriculum development (SBCD). This phenomenon has been well researched in countries with a tradition of decentralisation but, as it appears antithetical to Singapore's entralised system, specific research targeting the local situation is required. Using a case study approach, this research explores teachers' perspectives of their roles in SBCD and the challenges faced. Findings suggest that a form of SBCD can occur without total autonomy and that the difficulties encountered are consistent with existing literature.
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ISSN: 
0159-7868
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