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Hadijah Bte Rahmat

Deputy Head, ALC
67903523
hadijah.rahmat@nie.edu.sg
NIE3-03-74

Assoc Prof Hadijah bte Rahmat

Associate Professor (A/P) Hadijah bte Rahmat is Deputy Head of the Asian Languages and Culture Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE).

Assoc Prof Hadijah received her Bachelor of Arts in Malay Studies and Geography  and MA from National University of Singapore (1985) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Malay and Indonesian Studies  from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (1996). She obtained Postgraduate Diploma in Education from IE in 1981.

Research Interests

Assoc Prof Hadijah teaching and research interest are in classical and modern Malay and Indonesian literature, Children's literature, teaching of literature, socio-cultural history of the Malays; history of Malay kampongs, Islam and Malay culture, Malay language issues and development.

Professional Contributions

In the field of education, A/P Hadijah serves on numerous committees at the Ministry of Education (MOE). She was the Chairperson for the Malay Language Curriculum and Pedagogy Review (MLCPRC, 2005). She was also part of the Steering Committee of Malay Language Syllabuses and Instructional Materials, the Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee.

A/P Hadijah is also actively involved in public service. She has served in the Malay Language Council Committee, MICA, since 2001; she is the Vice-Chairman of the Working Committee (Education), National Convention on Knowledge Based Economy for Malay Community (1999), Judge for Berita Harian-MacDonald's Achiever of the Year (1999-2004), and Member of Talent Advisory Panel (TAP), People's Association of Singapore (2006) and National Library Board Advisory Committee (since 200).

A/P Hadijah has made contributions to the development of arts, publication and broadcasting in Singapore. She serves as Arts Resource Member, National Arts Councils (since 1998), Drama Review Committee (1999-2002), Cultural Medallion Grant Panel (2001), Editorial Member for two NAC Special Millennium Projects (Rhythms,2000; Selves, 2002); Censorship Review Committee (2003), Program Advisory Committee, S'pore Broadcasting Authority (1995-1999), Vice-Chairman of the Publication Appeal Advisory Committee and the Broadcasting Appeals Advisory Committee,  Ministry of Information, Communication & Arts and National Library Board Advisory Committee. Editorial Member for two NAC Special Millennium Projects (Rhythms,2000; Selves,2002); Censorship Review Committee (2003), Program Advisory Committee, S'pore Broadcasting Authority (1995-1999), Specialist Panel Member for Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award 2007; Vice-Chairman of the Publication Appeal Advisory Committee and the Broadcasting Appeals Advisory Committee,  Ministry of Information, Communication & Arts.(2006-2009); National Arts Council  Arts Advisory  Panel (2010-2012).

She represented Singapore as Country Judge for the Literary Awards of Southeast Asia Literary Council. In 2001, she was selected by the SEA Council as a Prominent Scholar to deliver a series of lectures on Comparative Literature in Kuala Lumpur, Brunei and Jakarta. She sits in the Advisory Board, Journal of Malay and Indonesian World, SOAS, University of London and was a Visiting Scholar, Fulbright Program 2002, at University of California Berkeley, University of Harvard and Library of Congress, USA.

Publications  

She has written 10 books, edited 12 books and published numerous academic papers in international journals. Samples of her works are:

  1. " The Concept of Modernity in Literature: the Western and Eastern Perspective" Tenggara, 1996, Vol.38, pp.105-133.
  2. " The Printing Press and the Changing Concepts of Literature and Authorship and Notions of Self in Malay Literature." JMBRAS, 1996, Vol.69, 1-21.
  3. Portraits of Nation – The British Legacy for the Malay Settlements in Singapore (Journal of Malay and Indonesian World, London, Nov  2008)

Awards

Public Administration Award (Bronze) by President Republic of S'pore, National Day 2007

NTU Excellence in Teaching Certificate of Commendation 2001

NIE/NTU Long Service Award (10 years) on 12 Sept 1999.

NIE/NTU Long Service Award (20 years) on  17 January 2009

BOOK CHAPTERS

Hadijah Rahmat (2011). Bibliografi Sastera Melayu Singapura (1965-2009): Langkah membina pengetahuan dan Penghargaan terhadap Sastera Melayu Singapura ( Steps Towards Building Knowledge and Appreciation of Singapore Malay Literature). IN Juffri Supaat (ED.), Bibliografi Sastera Melayu Singapura (1965-2009)/ Bibliography of Singapore Malay Literature (1965-2009) (PP. 10-11). Singapore: National Library Board.
Hadijah Rahmat (2011). American Missionary Journey Into the Malay Printing World. IN Sinha, L. (ED.), Rainbows of Malay Literature and Beyond - Fetstschrift for Professor Muhammad Salleh Yappar (PP. 103-123). Pulau Pinang: University Sains Malaysia (USM), Pulau Pinang.
Hadijah bte Rahmat (2010). Pohon Kayu di Hutan - Cina dari Kacamata Munsyi Abdullah. IN Hashim Ismail (ED.), Tinta di Dada Naskhah - Melakar Jasa Dato' Dr Abu Hassan Sham (PP. 299-329). Kuala Lumpur: Academy of Malay Studies Universiti Malaya.
Hadijah Rahmat (2010). Pohon Kayu di Hutan - Cina dari Kacamata Munsyi Abdullah [ Trees in Forest - China in the Eyes of Munsyi Abdullah]. IN Hashim Ismail (ED.), Tinta di Dada Naskhah: Melakar Jasa Dato' Dr Abu Hassan Sham [Writing on Manuscripts - Sketching Contribution of Dato' Dr Abu Hassan Sham] (PP. 299-329). Kuala Lumpur: Academy of Malay Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
Hadijah Rahmat (2010). The Community Spirit and Kampung Life. IN Aileen T. Lau, Bernard Platzdasch. (ED.), The Malay Heritage of Singapore (PP. 84-95). Singapore: Suntree Media Pte. Ltd.
Hadijah Rahmat (2009). Aksara & Warisan Intelektual Melayu-Islam- Singapura Sebagai Pusat (Malay-Islamic Script & Intellectual Heritage - Singapore as Its Centre). IN Juffri Supa'at & Nazeerah Gopaul (EDS.), Aksara- Menjejaki Tulisan Melayu, The Passage of Malay Scripts (PP. 164-183). Singapore: National Library Board Singapore (NLB).
Hadijah Rahmat (2008). Seulas Pinang [Forewords). IN Juffri Supa'at et.al (ED.), Bibliografi Masuri SN (1927-2005) (PP. 7-8). Singapore: National Library Board.
Hadijah Rahmat (2007). Menyunting Bunga-bunga Kemanusiaan A.Ghani Hamid di Padang Perburuan Insan (Plucking A Ghani Hamid's flowers of humanity in Man Battle Field). IN Abdul Ghani Hamid (ED.), Berburu Di Padang Datar Dll. (PP. 6-24). Singapore: Perkumpulan Seni,.
Hadijah Rahmat (2006). Malay Settlements. IN KOH, T (ED.), SINGAPORE - The Encyolopedia (PP. 324-325). Singapore: Editions Didier Millet and National Heritage Board, Singapore.
Hadijah Rahmat (2002). Patah Tumbuh Hilang Belum Berganti -Singapura Sebagai Kota kebangkitan Seni (Malay Literature - Seeking a Resurgance). IN Kwok Kian Woon, Arun Mahizhnan & T. Sasitharan (EDS.), SELVES- the State of Arts in S?pore (PP. 158 - 169). Singapore: NAC.

BOOKS

Hadijah bte Rahmat (2013). KURNIA ALAM - Bingkisan kata dan Warna. (GIFT OF LIFE- Words and Colours) (PP. 371). Singapore: TSLANANG PUBLISHING LLP.
Hadijah Rahmat, Mukhlis Abu Bakar, Roksana Abdullah (ED.). (2011). MASURI SN - Sasterawan Melayu di Persada Antarabangsa [Masuri SN - A Malay Poet Laureate in the International Arena] (PP. 179). Singapore: ALC, NIE.
Hadijah Rahmat, Mana Sikana and Kartini Anwar (ED.). (2011). Citra Murni Insan dalam Dunia Pendidikan [ The Noble Portrait of Humanity in Educational World] - A Festchrift in Honour of Dr Abbas Mohd Shariff (PP. 179). Singapore: ALC, NIE.
Seetha Lakshmi(Project Manager), Lim Seok Lai, Rakkappan Velmurugan(Language Advisors),Goh Yeng Seng(Academic Advisor) Hadijah Rahmat, Sivakumaran A Ra(Academic Advisors) Mohamad Aidil(Languge Advisor) (ED.). (2010). Diverse Languages, One Identity: A Guide to Conversation in the Chinese, Malay and Tamil Languages (PP. 100). Singapore: National Library Board & National Institute of Education.
Hadijah Rahmat (2010). Burung Kenek-Kenek/The Little Bird - Poetry, Art and Song for Children (PP. 67). Singapore: HS Yang Publishing Pte Ltd.
Hadijah Rahmat (2010). Pantun Bunga Kasih/Mom's Bouquet of Love Poetry and Art for Children (PP. 50). Singapore: HS Yang Publishing Pte.
Hadijah Rahmat, Razif Bahari (ED.). (2007). The Last Kampung Mosque in Singapore - The Extraordinary Story and Legacy of Sembawang (PP. 187). singapore: Masjid Petempatan Melayu Sembawang.
Hadijah Rahmat (2006). Peranan dan Perkembangan Sastera Kanak-kanak Melayu (The Role and Development of Children's Literature in Malay). (PP. 209). Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Malaysia.
Hadijah Rahmat (2005). Mengukir Air Di Pesisiran- Sastera Melayu/Indonesia dalam Arus Jagat. (Carving the Coastal Water - Malay/Indonesian Lietrature in Global World) (PP. 136). Kuala Lumpur: DBP.
Hadijah Rahmat (2005). Kilat Senja- Sejarah Sosial dan Budaya Kampung-kampung di Singapura (Glimmering Sunset- Socio-Cultural History of Kampungs in Singapore) (PP. 463). Singapore: HS Yang Publishing.
Hadijah Rahmat, Dewani Abbas and Azhar Ibrahim (ED.). (2004). Prisma Pentas - Antologi Skrip Drama Pentas, Anugerah Persuratan 1993-2001, Siri Anugerah Persuratan Singapura, Jilid 4. (PP. 471). Singapore: Malay Language Council, Ministry of Information, Communication and Arts (MITA).
Hadijah Rahmat, Dewani Abbas and Azhar Ibrahim (ED.). (2004). Potret Diri Seorang Penyair - Antologi Puisi Anugerah Persuratan 1993-2001, Siri Anugerah Persuratan Singapura, Jilid 5. (PP. 88). Singapore: Malay Language Council, MITA.
Hadijah Rahmat, Dewani Abbas and Azhar Ibrahim (ED.). (2004). Gelombang Kasih - Antologi Drama Radio Anugerah Persuratan 1993-2001, Siri Anugerah Persuratan Singapura, Jilid 6 (PP. 271). Singapore: Malay Language Council, MITA.
Hadijah Rahmat, Dewani Abbas and Azhar Ibrahim (ED.). (2003). Projek X- Antologi Sastera Remaja Anugerah Persuratan 1993-2001, Siri Anugerah Persuratan Singapura, Jilid 3 (PP. 285). Singapore: Malay Language Council, MITA.
Hadijah Rahmat, Dewani Abbas and Azhar Ibrahim (ED.). (2003). Citra Minda - Antologi Esei Sastera Anugerah Persuratan 1993-2001, Siri Anugerah Persuratan Singapura Jilid 2 (PP. 285). Singapore: Malay Language Council, MITA.
Hadijah Rahmat, Dewani Abbas and Azhar Ibrahim (ED.). (2003). Anak Bumi - Antologi Cerpen, Anugerah Persuratan 1993-2001, Siri Anugerah Persuratan Singapura, Jilid 1 (PP. 256). Singapore: Malay Language Council, MITA.
Kwok Kian Woon, Arun Mahizhan and T.Sasitharan. Hadijah Rahmat(associate editor). (ED.). (2002). SELVES- The State of the Arts in Singapore (PP. 268). Singapore: National Arts Councils.
Kamsiah Abdullah, Paitoon M. Chaiyanara, Hadijah Rahmat, Abbas Mohd. Shariff and Roksana Bibi Abdullah (ED.). (2002). Ke Arah Keseimbangan Insan Jilid 1 (Towards balanced human being) (PP. 240). Singapore: National Institute of Education.
Kamsiah Abdullah, Paitoon CM, Hadijah Rahmat, Abbas Md Sharif & Roksana B Abdullah (EDS.). (2002). Ke Arah Keseimbangan Insan :Jilid 2.(Towards a Balanced Humanity) (PP. 250). Singapore: NIE.
Hadijah Rahmat (2001). In Search of Modernity - A Study of The Concepts of Literature, Authorship and Notions of Self in Traditional Malay Literature (PP. 387). Kuala Lumpur: Academy of Malay Studies, University of Malaya.
Kirpal Singh, Wong Yoon Wah & Hadijah Rahmat (2000). RHYTMS - A Singaporean Millennial Anthology of Poetry. (PP. 268). Singapore: National Arts Council.
Hadijah Rahmat (1999). Antara Dua Kota (Between Two Cities) (PP. 291). Singapore: Regional Training and Publishing Centre, Yayasan MENDAKI.
Hadijah Rahmat (1998). Sastera dan Manusia Melayu Baru- Kumpulan Esei Sastera dan Wawancara .(Literature and the New Malays - Collection of literary essays and interviews) (PP. 333). Singapore: Persatuan Wartawan Melayu Singapura.
Hadijah Rahmat (1997). Peranan dan Perkembangan Sastera Kanak-kanak Melayu (The Role and Development of Children's Literature in Malay) (PP. 232). Kuala Lumpur: DBP.
Annabel Teh-Gallop & Hadijah Rahmat (EDS.). (1994). Legacy of the Malay Letter, Warisan Warkah Melayu (PP. 240). London: The British Library for the National Archives of Malaysia.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Hadijah Rahmat (2013). In search for Canon of Singapore Malay Poetry: Reflection On Nature, Race, Religion And Love. Malay Literature, Vol No.26,,(No.1 June 2013), 1-17.
Hadijah bte Rahmat (2008). Membina Minda dan Budaya Melayu Melalui Perekayaan Pendidikan Bangsa (Building Minds and Malay Culture through Reengineering of Community education). e-UTAMA Electronic Journal of the Malay Language and Culture Department, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 1,(1), 8-23.
Hadijah Rahmat (2008). The Last Kampung Mosque in Singapore. NIE NEWS,(No 66), 9-9.
Hadijah Rahmat (2008). Portraits of A Nation - The British legacy for Malay Settlements in Singapore. Indonesia and the Malay World, University London, Vol 36,(No 106), 359-374.
Hadijah Rahmat (2002). John Leyden's Malay Annals With an Introductory Essay by Virginia Matheson Hooker and M B Hooker.. Journal of Malaysan Branch of Royal Asiatic Society, Vol.75,(NA), 118-120.
Hadijah Rahmat (1996). The Concept of Modernity in Literature: the Western and Eastern Perspective. Tenggara, Vol.38,(NA), 105-133.
Hadijah Rahmat (1996). The Printing Press and the Changing Concepts of Literature, Authorship and Notions of Self in Malay Literature. Journal of Malayan Branch of Royal Asiatic Society, Vol.69 Part 1,(NA), 1-21.
Hadijah Rahmat (1992). Sastera Melayu Menjelang Abd ke 21: Harapan dan Cabaran (The Hopes and Challenges Faced by Malay Writers in the 21st Century). Dewan Sastera,(NA), NA.
Hadijah Rahmat (1991). Suatu Kajian Mengenai Perkembangan Sastera Kanak-kanak Melayu ( A Study of Developments of Children?s Literature in Malay). Singapore Book World, Vol.21,(NA), 37-48.