Date of Graduation

Spring 5-21-2021

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS)


College of Arts and Sciences


Asia Pacific Studies

First Advisor

Shabnam Koirala-Azad


According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, education is considered a fundamental human right. However, this right is not accessible for every child. Not all education systems are capable of providing quality education. There are various reasons behind this issue. Based on the OECD and PISA records, Singapore has a successful education system with multiple ethnicities and religions. This study intends to discover some characteristics of Singapore's education system and the feasibility of achieving similar success in other practices. In the methodology part, based on a literature review on the education policy and the education system of Singapore, content policy analyses were done in order to understand the national priority. Next, to understand teachers' perception of the education system, remote interviews were done with primary teachers based across Singapore. The result suggests that national priority, the close connection between educators, researchers, and policymakers, teachers' education, human resources management, culture-linked system, and continuous iteration of education reforms are critical for strong education practices globally.