Educational Reforms & Challenges in Southeast Asia
AbstractSoutheast Asia’s traditional export of relatively low-skilled products is facing increased competition. There is therefore a general need to upgrade production in the region, which requires a more skilled and educated labour force. Historically, education has not been emphasized in Southeast Asia but there are indications that this is about to change. This paper starts with a general discussion on the educational situation and changes in the region. It continues with a close look at three ASEAN countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore – with special focus on some of the obstacles for reforms, such as financial and political constraints, that are present in these countries.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The European Institute of Japanese Studies in its series EIJS Working Paper Series with number 152.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 11 Oct 2002
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Publication status: Published in Institutional Change in Southeast Asia, Sjöholm, Fredrik, Tongzon, Jose (eds.), 2005, chapter 2, Routledge.
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Education; Southeast Asia; Structural Change; Economic Crisis;
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