The PISA fallacy in Singapore: insights from the NIE

Walter Barbieri
By Walter Barbieri
Community contribution / August 14, 2017

Editor's note: Regarding the review previously posted here of the National Institute of Education's 2017 conference, the Department of Education Singapore completely refutes quotes attributed by the author to Director-General of Education, Mr Wong Siew Hoong. Below in our comments section is a Ministry of Education-provided link to video footage of Mr Wong's presentation and a full transcript of the presentation. In light of the evidence presented, and in the absence of alternative evidence to support the author at this stage, EducationHQ has withdrawn the story and apologises without reservation for any offence caused.


This story appeared in the August 2017 edition of Australian Teacher Magazine.

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