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Professor S. Gopinathan obtained his doctorate in comparative higher education and education policy at SUNY, Buffalo, United States. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He served as the Dean of the School of Education (Mar 1994 to Jun 2000) and was the former Dean of Initial Teacher Training (Jul 2000 to Jun 2003). In this role, he had responsibility for departments involved in leadership preparation, early childhood and special needs education, and ICT. In 2003, he helped NIS 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 Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board. Professor Gopinathan was also involved in setting up the Singapore Centre for Teaching Thinking, the Principals Executive Centre and is also a founder member of the Educational Research Association of Singapore. He has consulted widely, helping NIE establish the Emirates Centre for Advanced Education in Abu Dhabi, the College of Education in Bahrain and the School of Education for the Sampoerna Foundation in Indonesia. He is presently Senior Advisor in the HEAD Foundation, an education think tank. He is founding editor of the Singapore Journal of Education, serves on the International Advisory Board of the Asia Pacific Journal of Education, and co-edits the Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education.