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Karuppiah Nirmala

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NIE2-02-17

Qualifications and Specialization

BA, MSc (Child Development & Early Childhood Education), EdD

Specialization: Early Childhood

Profile

Dr Karuppiah Nirmala (a.k.a. Nirmala Segaran) is a Lecturer at the Early Childhood and Special Education, National Institute of Education. She has served several years in the field of early childhood education, holding various positions including lecturer, practicum supervisor and researcher. Her areas of research interests include diversity, adult-child interactions and teaching-learning processes. She has conducted talks for parents and workshops for teachers as well as published books and CD-ROMs for teachers, parents and children. She has also presented at several local and international conferences, and published articles in local media and international journals. Her study and work experience span several countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Australia, the UK and the US.

Email

nirmala [dot] karuppiah [at] nie [dot] edu [dot] sg

BOOK CHAPTERS

Karuppiah, N. (2013). Assessment and culture. IN Pendergast, D. (ED.), Teaching early years: Rethinking curriculum, pedagogy and assessment (PP. 271-284). New South Wales: Allen and Unwin.

BOOKS

N. Karuppiah (2011). Sparking curiosity through simple science activities (PP. 96). Singapore: Pearson Education.
Berthelsen, D., Brownlee, J., & Karuppiah, N. (2011). Teaching beliefs and practices in early childhood education in Singapore (PP. 64). Singapore: Pearson Education.
N. Karuppiah (2011). Sparking creativity through simple art activities (PP. 56). Singapore: Pearson Education.
Karuppiah, N. (2010). Multicultural education: identifying training needs of pre-school teachers (PP. 225). Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing.
Yeap, B. H., Segaran, N., & Aziz, D. (2008). Earlybird Kindergarten Mathematics (Standards Edition) Teacher's Guide B (PP. 232). Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Education.
Yeap, B. H., Segaran, N. & Aziz, D. (2008). Earlybird Kindergarten Mathematics (Standards Edition) Teacher's Guide A (PP. 294). Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Education.
Karuppiah, N. (2004). Identifying Training Needs for Multicultural Education of Pre-School Teachers: A Singapore Case Study (PP. 225). Singapore: Author.
Segaran, N. (1998). Enriched Kindergarten Student Learning Plan (Tamil): Activity Books 2A & 2B (PP. 32). Singapore: Index Educational Supplies, People's Association & Longman.
Segaran, N. (1998). Enriched Kindergarten Student Learning Plan (Tamil): Text Books 1A & 1B (PP. 32). Singapore: Index Educational Supplies, People's Association & Longman.
Segaran, N. (1998). Enriched Kindergarten Student Learning Plan (Tamil): Text Books 2A & 2B (PP. 32). Singapore: Index Educational Supplies, People's Association & Longman.
Segaran, N. (ED.). (1998). Early Bird Talk-about Picture Charts: Where are they? (PP. 7). Singapore: Federal Publications.
Segaran, N. (1998). Enriched Kindergarten Student Learning Plan (Tamil): Activity Books 1A & 1B (PP. 32). Singapore: Index Educational Supplies, People's Association & Longman.
Chen, C., Segaran, N., Pannirselvam, K., Wee, S., Chan, J., Shah, K., Kothary, A. & Thomas, L. (Ed) (1996). Parents: the first teachers (PP. 55). Singapore: Association For Early Childhood Educators.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Karuppiah, N. (IN-PRESS). Childcare staff’s and parents’ beliefs about quality care for infants/toddlers in centre-based programmes in Singapore. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, in-press,(), 0-0.
Choy, M. Y. & Karuppiah, N. (2015). Preparing Kindergarten Two children for Primary One in Singapore: Perceptions and practices of parents, kindergarten teachers and primary schoolteachers. Early Child Development and Care, DOI:10.1080/03004430.2015.1040989,(), 0-0.
Karuppiah, N. (2014). Computer habits and behaviours amoong young children in Singapore. Early Child Development and Care, DOI:10.1080/03004430.2014.930451,(), 1-16.
Chen, C., & Karuppiah, N. (2013). Voices of children: On childhood and early education in Singapore. A Journal for Early Childhood Educators (Singapore), 00,(21), 13 to 22.
Karuppiah, N., & Berthelsen, D. (2011). Multicultural education of preschool teachers in Singapore. Australian Journal of Early Childhood Education, 36,(4), 38-42.
Berthelson, D., Brownlee, J., & Segaran, N. (2009). Child care worker's and centre director's beliefs about child care quality and professional training. Early Child Development and Care, 179,(4), 453-475.

OTHERS

Segaran, N. (1997). Sorab and Rustum . Singapore: Times Learning Systems, Times Publishing Group.
Segaran, N. (1997). Zarc's Math Adventure . Singapore: Times Learning Systems, Times Publishing Group.
Segaran, N. (1996). Taro and His Grandmother . Singapore: Times Learning Systems, Times Publishing Group.