As we look around the corner to the occupations of tomorrow, schools and states will need to be more dynamic and future oriented–especially when it comes to career and technical education. – Vicki Phillips in Forbes

In this Month’s Global Perspectives, we hear from Sing Kong LEE, Vice President for Education Strategies and Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Professor LEE, who previously led Singapore’s National Institute of Education, the country’s only teacher training institution, recently spoke with NCEE President Marc Tucker for a wide ranging conversation covering topics including educational improvement, Singapore’s use of international benchmarking of the world’s top performing education systems and much more.

Below is a portion of the full interview. In it, Professor LEE discusses how Singapore approaches education reform and the central role that teacher preparation and quality play in that process.

Professor Sing Kong LEE on High Quality Teacher Preparation from NCEE on Vimeo.