chapter  6
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The Dilemmas of Singapore’s National Education in the Global Society

BySociety MARK BAILDON AND JASMINE B-Y SIM

Globalisation is resulting in new arrangements between nation-states, markets and citizens. In particular, nation-states are developing new strategies to manage transnational fl ows of people, ideas, goods, media and technologies. To remain competitive in the global economy requires responsive populations able to fl exibly and quickly adapt to ever-changing circumstances. While Green (2007) contends that nation-states will not disappear into a borderless world, they are, however, increasingly challenged.