All over the world governments spend billions to bring about reforms and improvements in eductaion, yet it is seen that some schools systems perform better than others. From July 6 to 8, an International Education Roundtable (IER), is to be held in Singapore. It will bring together education ministers and senior government officials from Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and the US for an open dialogue. India was invited to the IER would not be able to attend.
Conceived in 2008, the IER is a joint project by Singapore's ministry of education and McKinsey & Company. The roundtable will be co-chaired by Sir Michael Barber, partner at McKinsey & Company, together with Singapore's minister for education and second minister for defence, Ng Eng Hen. Chan informed that the meeting will include conversation on educational themes such as preparing educated citizens of the future, attracting & recruiting good teachers, grooming school leaders and impact of ICT and education.