School Leadership and Educational Change in Singapore

  • Benjamin Wong
  • Salleh Hairon
  • Pak Tee Ng

Part of the Springer Texts in Education book series (SPTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. F. S. David Ng
    Pages 7-30
  3. Christina Lim-Ratnam
    Pages 31-49
  4. Hui Yong Tay, Kelvin Tan
    Pages 51-68
  5. William K. W. Choy, Paul M. H. Chua
    Pages 69-86
  6. Lana Y. L. Khong
    Pages 87-105
  7. Salleh Hairon, Catherine S. K. Chua, Diwi Abbas
    Pages 107-122
  8. Yew Leong Wong, Benjamin Wong
    Pages 123-148
  9. Catherine S. K. Chua, Ching Sing Chai
    Pages 149-168
  10. Antonia K. W. Teng, Yenming Zhang
    Pages 169-182
  11. Zoe Boon, Benjamin Wong
    Pages 183-199
  12. Jonathan W. P. Goh, Catherine S. K. Chua, Salleh Hairon
    Pages 201-213
  13. Salleh Hairon
    Pages 215-220

About this book


This book provides readers with insights into how Singapore school leaders are actively engaged in the transformation of the Singapore education system. It brings to attention crucial elucidations of the increasing demand and complexity placed on school leaders through the use of case studies. Each chapter in the book focuses on a particular issue which has become important or has gained renewed importance in the Singapore education system.

The chapters first provide a background to the theme under examination and a theoretical basis for discussion. They then narrate the case that shows how school leaders interpret and implement policy initiatives in their respective schools or lead change in that area. The case studies span over a wide range of domains such as instructional leadership, assessment leadership, stakeholder engagement, professional learning communities, and school branding. The data collected from these case studies came primarily from interviews of educators in their respective school contexts, in addition to other sources of data such as artifacts. Each case study highlights descriptions, interpretations, and perspectives across school contexts, which is consistent with the proposition that school leadership is very much shaped by context. At the end of each chapter, there are guiding questions to help readers critically analyse and reflect on the main learning points of the case. 


school leadership instructional leadership assessment for learning design thinking school culture and identity professional development stakeholder engagement home-school partnerships professional learning communities information communication technology school culture and branding character education citizenship education

Editors and affiliations

  • Benjamin Wong
    • 1
  • Salleh Hairon
    • 2
  • Pak Tee Ng
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74744-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74746-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-7672
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-7680
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