Lee Sing Kong is Honored at TC’s Doctoral Ceremony

| May 28, 2013

At Teachers College’s Convocation for doctoral degree recipients yesterday at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, TC Medal recipient Lee Sing Kong addressed the need to move education into the 21st century through the use of technology and a better understanding of how people learn.

Lee, Director of Singapore’s National Institute of Education, has focused on creating a quality teaching workforce in Singapore that is highly skilled, well- respected and committed to self-improvement. He has strengthened the partnership between the NIE and Singapore’s schools in order to engage senior teachers in mentoring students and to connect the theories imparted in teacher training to the realities of classroom practice.

Lee cited the recently established joint TC-NIE master’s degree program as an example of developing and sharing global best practices in education.