- About the Author
Not much has been written about the private education sector in Singapore despite the fact that the sector houses about 300 private education institutions (PEIs) and enrolls about 150,000 students. Private Education in Singapore: Contemporary Issues and Challenges is an exciting book that aims to fill a gap in the literature. In the book, the author offers an extensive discussion on (i) the key elements of the sector — types and features of the PEIs, (ii) the regulatory framework for private education, (iii) students' aspiration and the impact of the ASPIRE report on PEIs, and (iv) the provision of external degree programme through transnational partnership. The book also tackles the hotly debated discussion in relation to academic quality and standard of PEI courses. The author identifies the reasons — some of them have more characteristics of a myth — and suggests a number of ways to overcome the issues and challenges.
Sam Choon-Yin is currently the Dean at PSB Academy. Concurrently, he serves as the Head, School of Business and Management at PSB Academy. Sam graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS), University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and University of South Australia (UNISA) where he obtained his PhD in International Business and Management.
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 264
Year Published: 2017