Professor S. Gopinathan
Professor Gopinathan is currently Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He served as the Dean of the School of Education (Mar 1994 till June 2000) and was the former Dean of Initial Teacher Training (July 2000 till June 2003) at the National Institute of Education (NIE). In 2003, he helped NIE establish a Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice.
He has served on various MOE review committees and was a Resource Specialist for the Government Parliamentary Committee on Education, as a consultant for the Singapore Teachers Union, as well as a Board Member of the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board. His research interests span teacher education, professional development, higher education, values and citizenship education, and education development. He has been a consultant with the World Bank, UNESCO, and several universities including the University of Bahrain, Hong Kong Institute of Education, and the University of Brunei. He also helped establish the Emirates College for Advanced Education (UAE), the Bahrain Teachers College and the Sampoerna University’s School of Education in Jakarta, Indonesia.
His 100 plus research publications are a key reference to policy and practice in Singapore education.