The National Institute of Education is affiliated with the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Scholars can access education-related training resources and publications through their research page. Resources include articles from journals and research bulletins such as the Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Learning: Research and Practice, ReEd (Research in Education), and the NIE Working Paper Series.
Established in 1950 as a Teachers' Training College library and located at Nanyang Technological University, the Library and Information Services Centre (LIBRIS) is the largest education library in Singapore. Researchers can search the library's entire collection of resources through the main search interface. Note that due to licensing restrictions, students who are not affiliated with the Nanyang Technological University may not be able to access the databases, e-books, and e-journals in this search interface. However, the NIE Digital Repository contains many open access materials that may be useful in your research.
Information about school emergency drills such as fire drills or drills for other natural disasters may not be available online. However, another way to be prepared is to be aware of some of the common natural disasters that occur in the region to which you will be traveling.
That being said, Singapore is well-known for not having many natural disasters. It is not near any major fault lines, and so does not have earthquakes or volcanoes. Additionally, it is protected from tsunamis by other land masses in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
However, Singapore does receive quite a bit of rain during the wet season (from September through February) and flooding may be possible in some areas.
To find more background information about the educational system of Singapore, try these tips for searching the library catalog:
Here are some keywords that may be useful in your search:
The Singapore Ministry of Education is a governmental website available in English that provides information about the country's educational system and curriculum standards.
For a brief overview of Singapore's educational system and related topics, try this article available from the library's online collection:
Publications from UNESCO and the CIA may also provide useful background information:
Try looking at the following library resources for further information:
For information about cultural norms in Singapore, try these resources:
To find more resources in the library catalog, try searching using the following keywords:
There are many journals focused on various aspects of education in the Asia-Pacific region. The following journals are available online through the library's website and can be searched for relevant articles: