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Title: Nation-building and transnational mobilities: Singapore- style education and educators abroad
Keywords: education, Singapore International Schools, middling transnationals, Singaporean, teachers, transnational migration
Issue Date: 24-Dec-2005
Citation: LAM CHOY FONG, THEODORA (2005-12-24). Nation-building and transnational mobilities: Singapore- style education and educators abroad. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Singapore strives to become a a??Talent Capitala?? by attracting skilled foreign migrants and urging Singaporeans to a??go globala??. Fearing that Singaporeans may lose their roots after venturing abroad, the government hopes to a??retaina?? their loyalties by launching Singaporean clubs and encouraging the establishment of educational institutions carrying the a??Singapore-brand educationa?? overseas. Schools are important in ensuring that children of Singaporean expatriates receive a Singapore-style education and has consequently generated a demand for Singaporean educators to work abroad. Hence, this thesis explores the role of education in training young expatriate Singaporeans as they navigate between the imperatives of nation-building and transnational mobilities via three interrelated a??playersa?? - Singapore International Schools, Singaporean expatriate teachers and parents. The transmigratory experiences of a growing group of middling transnationals, Singaporean expatriate teachers, will also be examined using gendered lenses. Finally, the thesis studies the transmission and/or accumulation of various forms of capital by Singaporean transnationals.
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