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Univer Cities Strategic View of the Future

Univer Cities  Strategic View of the Future Author Anthony SC Teo
ISBN-10 9789814644464
Release 2014-12-08
Pages 352
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This follows on from the very well-received Volume I UNIVER-CITIES: Strategic Implications for Asia — Readings from Cambridge and Berkeley to Singapore edited by Anthony SC Teo and published in 2013. The early discussions on the topic "univer-cities" sparked considerable interest, leading to the Inaugural Univer-Cities Conference 2013. Volume II is the result of papers presented at the Inaugural Univer-Cities Conference 2013. Founded by Anthony SC Teo, the Conference was held under the auspices of Nanyang Technological University and the Lee Foundation in Singapore. The Inaugural Address was delivered by His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah and followed by presentations by eminent scholars and leaders of thought from universities all over the world. Building on the foundation for further research, discussion and input from scholars worldwide and the international community, the next univer-cities conference is planned for 2016. *His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah ascended the Throne as the 35th Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan on 29 May 2014. Contents:Foreword (Leszek Borysiewicz)Welcome Address (Bertil Andersson)Univer-Cities: Strategic View of the Future — From Berkeley and Cambridge to Singapore and Rising Asia, Volume II (Anthony SC Teo)Universities and Cities: The Future of Univer-Cities in Asia (*His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah)Berkeley: Campus and Community (Richard Bender, Emily Marthinsen and John Parman)Cambridge: Beyond the Univer-City (Peter Carolin)Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM): East-West Views of Univer-Cities — UKM with Bangi, Kuala Lumpur and Tiger Malaysia (Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin)University of Newcastle: Recasting the City of Newcastle as a Univer-City — The Journey from 'Olde' Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the New Silk Road (Nancy Cushing, Katrina Quinn and Caroline McMillen)From Burnaby's Mountain Top to Vancouver and Surrey: The Making of an Engaged University (Andrew Petter, Richard Littlemore and Joanne Curry)Modelling Good Urban (Design) Behaviour: University-led Neighbourhood Development, University of Manitoba (Richard Milgrom, David T Barnard and Michelle Richard)Carleton University: The Architecture of Knowledge and the Knowledge of Architecture (Roseann O'Reilly Runte)KAIST: World-Class Innovations in Top-Notch Research University — Case of the On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) (Nam P Suh)Cambridge: From Medieval Market Town to Univer-City (Gordon Johnson)Tunisian Scientists' Experiences in Singapore: On the New Silk Road? (Lilia Labidi and Anthony SC Teo)Univer-City of Melbourne: Case of Medical Regionality (Shane Huntington and Stephen K Smith) Readership: Campus planners, architects, landscape and lighting consultants, city planners, mayors, futurists, educators. Key Features:This is an artistically-designed compact reader which explains the idea of univer-cities. Prominent authors from Cambridge, Berkeley, Melbourne, and Singapore have contributed four evocative readings that have been written in a conversationally thought-provoking mannerThe challenges that universities face in this day and age are re-defined and they are not presented as pre-defined notionsKeywords:Univer-Cities Continuum Strategy Management;Strategic View of the Future;21st Century Silk Road Redefined;Keystone Innovation Ecosystems;Redefining Core Competency and Innovating Academic Leadership;Inspired Trans-disciplinary Research and Knowledge Economy;Urban Efficacy and Engines of Growth;Quality Academic Campus and City Life;Next Silicon Valley or Fen;Univer-Cities Too Big to Fail and Addressing Societal Challenges

Univer Cities

Univer Cities Author Anthony S. C. Teo
ISBN-10 9814630268
Release 2015
Pages 314
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Ch. 1. Univer-cities: strategic view of the future - from Berkeley & Cambridge to Singapore & rising Asia, volume II / Anthony S.C. Teo -- ch. 2. Universities and cities: the future of univer-cities in Asia / His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah -- ch. 3. Berkeley: campus and community / Richard Bender, Emily Marthinsen and John Parman -- ch. 4. Cambridge: beyond the univer-city / Peter Carolin -- ch. 5. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM): east-west views of univer-cities - UKM with Bangi, Kuala Lumpur and Tiger Malaysia / Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin -- ch. 6. University of Newcastle: recasting the city of Newcastle as a univer-city - the journey from 'Olde' Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the new Silk Road / Nancy Cushing, Katrina Quinn and Caroline McMillen -- ch. 7. From Burnaby's mountain top to Vancouver and Surrey: the making of an engaged university / Andrew Petter, Richard Littlemore and Joanne Curry -- ch. 8. Modelling good urban (design) behaviour: university-led neighbourhood development, University of Manitoba / Richard Milgrom, David T. Barnard and Michelle Richard -- ch. 9. Carleton University: the architecture of knowledge and the knowledge of architecture / Roseann O'Reilly Runte -- ch. 10. KAIST: world-class innovations in top-notch research university - case of the on-line electric vehicle (OLEV) / Nam P. Suh -- ch. 11. Cambridge: from medieval market town to univer-city / Gordon Johnson -- ch. 12. Tunisian scientists' experiences in Singapore: on the new Silk Road? / Lilia Labidi and Anthony S.C. Teo -- ch. 13. Univer-city of Melbourne: case of medical regionality / Shane Huntington and Stephen K. Smith

Univer cities Strategic Dilemmas Of Medical Origins And Selected Modalities Water Quantum Leap New Models

Univer cities  Strategic Dilemmas Of Medical Origins And Selected Modalities  Water  Quantum Leap   New Models  Author Teo Anthony Soon Chye
ISBN-10 9789813238749
Release 2018-03-23
Pages 296
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Building on the second volume of Univer-Cities: Strategic View of the Future — From Berkeley and Cambridge to Singapore and Rising Asia edited by Anthony SC Teo and published in 2015, this third edition presents 12 chapters weaving the dilemmas of strategy and leadership in one of humanity's beloved institutions, the university (with a long view strategy) and the city (a relatively shorter one). Based on the 2016 Univer-Cities conference hosted by the University of Newcastle, contributors of this volume reflect on the deliberations made by the conference participants, including academic leaders from University of Cambridge and University of California, Berkeley, urban architects, policy planners, and public office holders. The book hopes to engage the universities' top leadership in addressing accusations of elitism by re-societalisation of the varsities with their eco-system. Often criticised for being unresponsive to the pressing and accumulating problems faced by cities and societies, more can be done for universities to exert their socio-economic benefits and contribute to the progress of humankind. It is a call for academic elites to integrate basic research with the universities' strengths in medical disciplines for community advancement, urban planning, innovation systems and regional economic growth. Contents: Foreword (Koh Boon Hwee) Acknowledgements About the Contributors Welcome Address (Caroline McMillen) Keynote Address (Leszek Borysiewicz) Univer-Cities: Strategic Dilemmas of Strategy & Leadership — Medical Origins & Select Modalities (Anthony SC Teo) The Trans-Disciplinary Impact on Academic Evolution: From Medicine to Global Univer-Cities: Dilemma & Strategy: Shaping the University of Newcastle, Australia (R John Aitken and H Le Gresley) Medicine in Cambridge (Gordon Johnson) Meeting Societal Challenges Through Medical Education and Research: LKCMedicine, NTU-ICL Singapore (Bertil Andersson) Univer-City of Zurich: An Evolutionary-Medical Perspective (Frank Rühli and Maciej Henneberg) Univer-Cities 2013 Updates: Berkeley, Ottawa, Hong Kong: University of California, Berkeley in the Bay Region: The Present and Future of a Public Research University (Emily B Marthinsen and John J Parman) An Architecture of Light: Ottawa, the City of Light (Roseann O'Reilly Runte) Re-Inventing the University of Hong Kong in Both Mortar and Spirit: Building the Centennial Campus (John Malpas) Ecosystems of Globalizing Univer-Cities: Strategic and Evolving Implications: Safe Water for the Developing World: Rhetoric and Reality (Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada) On Strategy for Developing an Innovative University: S-Factor, S-Gap and Vector Delta (δ) (Nam P Suh) Multi-Campus Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions (Gabriel Hawawini) A Singapore University Catering to the Needs of a Population Amidst a Volatile and Changing Economy (Cheong Hee Kiat) Appendices: Advisory Council of the Univer-Cities Conference 2016 Programme of the Univer-Cities Conference 2016 About the Unique Univer-Cities Conference 2016 Index Readership: Campus planners, architects, landscape and lighting consultants, city planners, mayors, futurists, educators. Keywords: Univer-Cities;Uno, Duo & Tri-Univercities;Medical Origins;Nuclearisation;Strategic Dilemmas of Univer-City Strategy & Human Leadership;Radical Newcastle/Novocastrians;S

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia Author Nicholas Tarling
ISBN-10 0521663717
Release 1999
Pages 364
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Volume 2, part 1 of this four-volume set charts the establishment of the colonial régimes during the period c. 1800 to 1930.

Univer Cities Strategic Implications for Asia

Univer Cities  Strategic Implications for Asia Author Anthony SC Teo
ISBN-10 9789814508674
Release 2013-04-26
Pages 164
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Univer-cities: Strategic Implications for Asia aims to redefine the multi-faceted symbiotic relationship between universities and host cities. The four readings in this reader will invite readers to challenge the traditional view of what a university is as a place, and re-define the university as a space; drawing discoverers, creators, and seekers who are keen to preserve and enhance the value of higher education in Asia. This reader will also show how universities can make a huge and innovative impact on the immediate, surrounding, and global communities that are drawn into its ambit of its campus and sought out by the university in inter-univer-city and trans-displinary linkages. Written by worldly academic leaders and professionals from Berkeley, Cambridge, Canberra and Singapore — who are prominent in fields of higher education strategy, campus cum urban planning, design, and architecture — the readings will shed some light on the future and power of univer-cities. It also shares seven strategic implications the concept has on Asian universities — this is especially timely and apt for a part of the world where education, togetherness, hard work, high-savings rates, and economic growth are emerging tectonic changes that the trinity of China, India and the Southeast Asian region engenders. It is no wonder that several top Asian cities have universities that have been ranked among the Top 50 universities in the world. Contents:Setting the Conversation on Univer-Cities: Strategic Implications for Asia (Anthony SC Teo)Cambridge Futures: Enabling Consensus on Growth and Change (Peter Carolin)Berkeley: Campus and Community (Richard Bender, Emily Marthinsen, and John Parman)Conversations in Futures of Univer-Cities in the Asia Pacific: Singapore — Place and Education in the 21st Century (Harold Guida and Andrew Donnelly)Yunnan Gardens Master Plan (with Postscripts) (Anthony SC Teo)AppendixIndex Readership: Campus planners, architects, landscape and lighting consultants, city planners, mayors, futurists, educators. Keywords:Univer-Cities Futures;Redefining Strategy;University Mission And Place;Campus-City Planning;Design Metaphors;Strategic Stewardship;Ranking World Class Universities;Economically Powerful CitiesKey Features:This is an artistically-designed compact reader which explains the idea of univer-cities. Prominent authors from Cambridge, Berkeley, Canberra, and Singapore have contributed four evocative readings that have been written in a conversationally thought-provoking mannerThe challenges that universities face in this day and age are re-defined and they are not presented as pre-defined notionsThe book is a prelude to an envisaged Conference about Univer-cities that is slated to be held at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on 18th November 2013. The reader will show how Singapore has the potential of becoming a compelling Univer-city and it emphasizes on NTU's current univer-city status as a ‘garden-Univer-city’ (of a quadro-plaited university in a garden within a greater garden city-state of Singapore)Reviews: "Univer-Cities will accelerate. University of British Columbia is an incorporated municipality porously contiguous with the garden City of Vancouver; and pioneered social embeddedness through private-public co-development which raised some $500 million for our endowment." Arthur Hara OC Past Chairman, Board of Governors University of British Columbia "Living in the town of Pasadena a stone's throw away from Caltech, I enjoy the synergies of a simple life in science amidst the city's community, while cultural diversity is provided by the nearly Los Angeles. Looking across the Pacific to Asia, its rapidly growing high-rise universities are an integral component of megacities. I envisage a wide field for the development of mutually inspired novel formats of academic institutions that nevertheless allow the young generation a life in the city. In recent times there has been instead, a regrettable moving of university campuses to areas far removed from city centers, a separation that vertical and high-rising universities can now make unnecessary." Professor Dr Rudolph A Marcus Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology and 1992 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry "Anyone who is involved in either industry or education will know that today, the relationship between the university and its host city is increasingly symbiotic and dynamic. Today, the university and the city collaborate and share to enable both to become greater than the sum of their parts. In Asia, I have no doubt that we have only seen the tip of the iceberg, and that the most exciting developments in ‘univer-cities’ are still ahead of us. This book helps to illuminate the key issues and is therefore an apt beginning to that journey." Dr Victor K Fung Founding Chairman, Fung Global Institute; Chairman, Fung Group, and Chairman of the Council of The University of Hong Kong, 2001–2009 "The strategic underpinnings of 'univer-cities' resonate well with UKM as the value of its intellectual assets is harnessed by many elements in society to fuel socio-economic growth through technological innovations and entrepreneurship." Tan Sri Dato' Wira Professor Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin Vice Chancellor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and President, National Council of Women's Organisation "I wholeheartedly agree with the concept of ‘univer-cities’. I believe in the future that the presence of worldclass universities will be the primary engines of superior economic growth, rather than the presence of low cost labour which typified high growth cities in the late 20th century." Nunzio Quacquarelli Managing Director QS Education Trust "Universities are no longer ivory towers of the past or sanctuaries of the church. Their interactions with the cities are evident in the nurturing of manpower for economic activities and providing innovations for better living." Professor Cham Tao Soon Chancellor of SIM University and Founder President of NTU (1991–2002) and 2006 recipient of The Royal Academy of Engineering International Medal (UK) "This edited volume highlights the role of universities in building knowledge-based cities and societies. In the next two decades, these universities will be characterised by the symbiotic relationship between the universities and their urban settings as they focus on issues critical to the environments in which they prosper." Dr Barry Desker Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Non-Resident Ambassador to Spain and The Vactican "An excellent piece of work with significance to our times and global higher education today. The intricate symbiosis and stories between universities in cities hosting them are cleverly captured by the contributors. It is encouraging, to say the least, that after reading the three stories told, one feels encouraged and enthused, knowing that the journey of institutional development has many common characters, features, challenges, opportunities and light-bulb moments. All great universities need their cities and vice versa." Winnie Eley Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Advancement) University of Newcastle, Australia

Top the IELTS

Top the IELTS Author Kaiwen Leong
ISBN-10 9789814689724
Release 2016-02-23
Pages 356
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Top the IELTS is an IELTS book like no other. It recognizes an essential key to the problem: students who struggle with the IELTS have problems mastering English. Hence, while other IELTS books teach strategies with long wordy explanations that hardly make sense to the average student, Top the IELTS focuses on teaching students in the most intuitive way possible: examples. Each unit is systematically broken down to make it simple for any student to Top the IELTS. First, "Simple Steps" are condensed at the outset for easy reference. Next begins "Elaboration with Examples" — a section where the "Simple Steps" are put into practice. As an added bonus, actual student work is included in the elaboration section to reveal the common mistakes made by IELTS-takers. The unit concludes with the "IELTS Trainer" which allows students a chance to directly put the strategies to practice rather than just throwing students into the deep end by providing a full set of IELTS practice tests.

Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds

Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds Author Hyunhee Park
ISBN-10 9781107018686
Release 2012-08-27
Pages 276
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This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived.

Examinations in Singapore

Examinations in Singapore Author Yap Kwang Tan
ISBN-10 9789812794147
Release 2008
Pages 147
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The first book to explore the development of Singapore''s much-talked-about education and examination system, this volume juxtaposes examinations with its immediate context of education and wider context of politics, economy and society. The study covers three broad historical periods: Examinations in Singapore from 1891 to 1945; The Post-War Years from 1946 to the 1970s; and Charting Our Destiny from the 1980s to 2007. In the British period up to 1941, the local examinations were conducted by the vernacular schools, and external examinations by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. There was a lack of systematic effort to establish a uniform system of education and examinations. During the Japanese Occupation, examinations were conducted by the Japanese authorities and, unexpectedly, the Cambridge examinations continued in the Sime Road Camp. In the post-war period and particularly after Singapore was granted self-government, the establishment of a national education system was followed by the emergence of national examinations: the Primary School Leaving Examinations and the Singapore-Cambridge GCE N/O/A Levels for every school-going child in Singapore. Thereafter, the nature of national examinations evolved with the changing needs of education and the nation. At the turn of the century, with the Ministry of Education''s decision to take greater control of examinations, the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board was established, to oversee new developments in examinations. Unlike most literature on education where examinations are often mentioned as an outcome of educational goals and objectives, this book focuses on examinations per se. Examinations have gained a momentum of their own, and it is interesting to note the development of examinations against the backdrop of the broader history of Singapore and of education in Singapore. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Trace the development of examinations in Singapore during the British colonial period up to 1941. (3,043 KB). Examinations in Singapore book Launch (124 KB). Contents: Examinations in Singapore (1891OCo1945): Trace the Development of Examinations in Singapore During the British Colonial Period Up to 1945; Assess the Impact of the Japanese Occupation on Examinations in Singapore; What was the Significance of the School Certificate Examination Held in the Sime Road Camp During the Japanese Occupation?; The Post-War Years (1946OCo1970s): Assess the Development of Education and Examinations From the End of the Japanese Occupation to the Attainment of Self-Government in Singapore; Why and How Effective Were the Measures Undertaken by the Singapore Government to Establish Central Control Over Education and Examinations in Singapore in the 1960sOCo1970s?; The 1961 Examination Boycott Illustrates the Challenges in Forging a National System of Examinations. Do You Agree?; Charting Our Own Destiny (1980sOCo2007): How Effective had the Goh Keng Swee''s Reforms in Education and Examination Been in Improving Singapore''s Education System?; Examine the Key Policy Changes in Singapore''s Education and Examinations in Response to the Challenges of a Rapidly Changing and Globalising world; OCyChange is More Important than Continuity in Education and ExaminationsOCO Discuss. Readership: Academics and professionals in education and assessment; general readership."

Preparing Youths for the Workplace

Preparing Youths for the Workplace Author Jessie Ee
ISBN-10 9789814689489
Release 2015-06-29
Pages 268
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This book is to expose youths, educators, counsellors and parents to the current demands in the workplace and how there is an urgent need to strengthen and develop deep skills and work-related competencies among youths to prepare them for a more self-fulfilling career path. The reader will realise the importance of eradicating some of the work-related myths and recognise that matching of one's interest and passion has greater priority than salary, prestige or expectations of parents. The book will also expose other essential skills necessary in the transition to the job market such as the role of internship and mentors to assist youths to build their confidence as well as some personal social emotional competencies like their ability to be conscious of their thoughts and emotions as they self-manage and self-regulate themselves so that they are always aware of how to use their strengths to engage and relate with others as they make responsible decisions in their career plans or workplace. Contents:Introduction:Preparing for Work, Equipping for the Future (Lim Boon Huat)Why Youths Need to Be Prepared for Work (Eden Liew)Developing Social-Emotional Competencies for Life:Understanding Oneself through Self-Awareness (Jessie Ee)Managing and Regulating Emotions (Jessie Ee)Developing and Promoting Social Awareness (Jessie Ee)Relationship Management (Jessie Ee)Making Responsible Decisions (Jessie Ee)Developing Work-Related Competencies at Home and in School:Knowing Oneself and Career Counselling (Ian Tan & Melvin Chia)Getting the Most out of Industry Internships (Joel Lee)Employability Skills in Career Preparation (Agnes Chang)Networking through Collaborative Learning (Agnes Chang)Building Confidence and Resilience (Esther Tan)Fostering Critical Communication Skills for the Future (Jeffrey Mok)Sharpening Your Resume Writing and Interview Skills (Adelaide Chang)Work Values through Sports (John Tan)Preparing Our Children for Tomorrow's World (Tan Khye Suan)Preparing Future-Ready Students: A Teacher's Perspective (Brian Lui)Nurturing Primary Students for the Real World (Siah Siew Ling & Chiok Hwee Fen)Self-Regulation of AD(H)D Habits (Chelsea Chew)Using Positive Psychology to Help Young Adults with High Functioning Autism Transit to the Workplace (Chelsea Chew) Readership: Students, parents, educators and the general public. Key Features:Currently there is an urgent need to publish this book in Singapore and many of the third world countries so that our youths can be more purpose-driven and not "job-hopping" with no directionThere are also activities in the book that help youths as well as practitioners to build on their skills and competenciesKeywords:Youths;Employers' Expectations;Employability Skills;Social-emotional Competencies;Career Guidance;Resume Writing;Interview Skills;Internship;Communication Skills;Self-regulation

Rethinking Development Strategies After the Financial Crisis

Rethinking Development Strategies After the Financial Crisis Author United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
ISBN-10 9211128943
Release 2015
Pages 116
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Recent economic trends and the challenges posed by the global crisis reinforce the importance of implementing strategies for development as opposed to leaving the economy to market forces. Countries need a strategic compass for long-run economic development. This comprises macroeconomic policies, sectoral policies (including financial sector, trade and industrial policies), institution building in key areas and development-friendly global governance. Within a chosen medium- or long-term strategy, governments need more policy space to adjust to the specific (and evolving) social, historical and institutional context. In this volume, issues that all developing countries need to handle are discussed.

What Every Postdoc Needs to Know

What Every Postdoc Needs to Know Author Liz Elvidge
ISBN-10 9781786342379
Release 2017-02-27
Pages 280
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Thinking of starting a postdoc? Want to know how to move on from a postdoc? Or simply want to make the best of your postdoc years? Being a postdoc is not a career ... but it can be the pivotal point in the making of one. This friendly, practical, and occasionally humorous guide to all things postdoc combines the three authors’ vast experience of postdoc careers and personal development. This is a guide to developing, advancing and furthering yourself and your career. In working through exercises, learning from the experience of others (including the trials and tribulations of the authors), and seeking out information, we hope you will consider what success means on your own terms. In its pages you will find advice on: Choosing the right postdoc for youMaximising your postdoc contract for personal and professional goalsSelecting and attaining your next career step (academic or otherwise) Your postdoc is part of the journey towards a range of career destinations; from an industrial R&D specialist to politician, from lecturer to spin-out Chief Executive, and this book is designed to help you get there. Providing indispensable advice on UK-based postdocs for national and international students, it is perfect for those making exciting transitions (student to postdoc, postdoc to the wide world of careers beyond) or for those who simply want to take their postdoc up a gear. Request Inspection Copy

East Asia Pacific at Work

East Asia Pacific at Work Author World Bank Group
ISBN-10 9781464800047
Release 2014-05-07
Pages 296
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The unprecedented progress of East Asia Pacific is a triumph of working people. Countries that were low-income a generation ago successfully integrated into the global value chain, exploiting their labor-cost advantage. In 1990, the region held about a third of the world’s labor force. Leveraging this comparative advantage, the share of global GDP of emerging economies in East Asia Pacific grew from 7 percent in 1992 to 17 percent in 2011. Yet, the region now finds itself at a critical juncture. Work and its contribution to growth and well-being can no longer be taken for granted. The challenges range from high youth inactivity and rising inequality to binding skills shortages. A key underlying issue is economic informality, which constrains innovation and productivity, limits the tax base, and increases household vulnerability to shocks. Informality is both a consequence of stringent labor regulations and limited enforcement capacity. In several countries, de jure employment regulations are more stringent than in many parts of Europe. Even labor regulations set at reasonable levels but poorly implemented can aggravate the market failures they were designed to overcome. This report argues that the appropriate policy responses are to ensure macroeconomic stability, and in particular, a regulatory framework that encourages small- and medium-sized enterprises where most people in the region work. Mainly agrarian countries should focus on raising agricultural productivity. In urbanizing countries, good urban planning becomes critical. Pacific island countries will need to provide youth with human capital needed to succeed abroad as migrant workers. And, across the region, it is critical to ‘formalize’ more work, to increase the coverage of essential social protection, and to sustain productivity. To this end, policies should encourage mobility of labor and human capital, and not favor some forms of employment - for instance, full-time wage employment in manufacturing - over others, either implicitly or explicitly. Policies to increase growth and well-being from employment should instead reflect and support the dynamism and diversity of work forms across the region.

Future Forms and Design For Sustainable Cities

Future Forms and Design For Sustainable Cities Author Mike Jenks
ISBN-10 9781136401435
Release 2006-08-11
Pages 456
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Concentrating on the planning and design of cities, the three sections take a logical route through the discussion from the broad considerations at regional and city scale, to the larger city at high and lower densities through to design considerations on the smaller block scale. Key design issues such as access to facilities, access for sunlight, life cycle analyses, and the impact of communications on urban design are tackled, and in conclusion, the research is compared to large scale design examples that have been proposed and/or implemented over the past decade to give a vision for the future that might be achievable.

Fungible Life

Fungible Life Author Aihwa Ong
ISBN-10 9780822373643
Release 2016-10-07
Pages 312
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In Fungible Life Aihwa Ong explores the dynamic world of cutting-edge bioscience research, offering critical insights into the complex ways Asian bioscientific worlds and cosmopolitan sciences are entangled in a tropical environment brimming with the threat of emergent diseases. At biomedical centers in Singapore and China scientists map genetic variants, disease risks, and biomarkers, mobilizing ethnicized "Asian" bodies and health data for genomic research. Their differentiation between Chinese, Indian, and Malay DNA makes fungible Singapore's ethnic-stratified databases that come to "represent" majority populations in Asia. By deploying genomic science as a public good, researchers reconfigure the relationships between objects, peoples, and spaces, thus rendering "Asia" itself as a shifting entity. In Ong's analysis, Asia emerges as a richly layered mode of entanglements, where the population's genetic pasts, anxieties and hopes, shared genetic weaknesses, and embattled genetic futures intersect. Furthermore, her illustration of the contrasting methods and goals of the Biopolis biomedical center in Singapore and BGI Genomics in China raises questions about the future direction of cosmopolitan science in Asia and beyond.

Toward a Better Future

Toward a Better Future Author Fredriksen Birger
ISBN-10 0821373765
Release 2008-04-18
Pages 224
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'Toward a Better Future' provides a comprehensive analysis of education development in Singapore since 1965, giving particular attention to the strategic management that has enabled Singapore to transform its education and training system from one similar to that of many Sub-Saharan African countries four decades ago into one of the world's best-performing systems. It is one of a pair of concurrently-published books presenting materials originally developed for a 2006 study tour to Singapore and Vietnam for senior education officials from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The second book, 'An African Exploration of the East Asian Education Experience', presents five country studies, as well as regional, comparative analyses highlighting insights gained during the study tour and putting them in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. Together, the two books aim to foster knowledge exchange between Sub-Saharan African and East Asian countries on good practices in the design and implementation of education policies and programs. By facilitating the cross-country fertilization of ideas between two regions with relatively limited contact in the past, these books fi ll a clear gap in the current literature on development practice in education.

Singapore School Principals Leadership Stories

Singapore School Principals  Leadership Stories Author Boon Zoe Suan Loy
ISBN-10 9789813220270
Release 2018-04-09
Pages 328
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This book is undertaken by the author who has personally walked the journey of a classroom teacher, middle leader and school principal in the Singapore education system. It is a culmination of two research projects undertaken in two phases -- the first is derived from the PhD Thesis entitled The Making of School Principals in Singapore and the second is based on interviews with school principals who have retired from the Singapore education system. Both research projects provide invaluable input to describe the four career phases of school leadership, that is, formation, accession, incumbency, and divestiture. This research describes how the formative years of a school principal have tremendous impact on who the principal is, and how the values and beliefs of an aspiring/potential school leader serve to guide him/her in taking on the principalship post. This well-structured book is both exploratory and descriptive. It provides the necessary background for anyone interested in understanding school leadership as a career. More specifically, it will be of value to educators and stakeholders interested in understanding the nature of school leadership in the Singapore education system. Contents: Introduction The Singapore Education System Literature Review Research Methodology and Design The Formative Years Accession: On Becoming a School Principal Incumbency Divestiture Discussion Conclusion Readership: Researchers, students and the general public who are interested to understand the nature of school leadership in the Singapore education system. Keywords: Principalship;School Leadership;Case Studies;Singapore Education System;Teaching CareerReview: Key Features: This book is written from the perspectives of a practitioner researcher. The author has served as a classroom teacher, middle leader and principal in the Singapore education system in addition to being a trainer and people developer in school leadership programmes in the National Institute of Education, NTU The life stories of school leaders and retired principals will be informative to serving principals The life stories of first time principals and experienced school leaders can be useful for teaching aspiring middle leaders and school principals

Self Efficacy in Changing Societies

Self Efficacy in Changing Societies Author Albert Bandura
ISBN-10 0521586968
Release 1997-05-13
Pages 334
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The volume addresses important issues of human adaptation and change.