RO Jina

Designation
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Department
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL)

Office Location
NIE7-03-05

Education
Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction Boston College, Lynch School of Education, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA (May 2016)

M.A., Education Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea (August 2009)

B.A., Education Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea (August 2007)

Email
jina.ro@nie.edu.sg

Office Telephone Number
62196144

Research Interests
Educational change, Practitioner inquiry, Social context of teaching and teacher education, Teacher education curriculum, Teacher learning

  • Jina completed her doctoral studies in Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College (BC) in the United States. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Education at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. She is a former middle school English teacher in Korea and was an intern with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), where she provided administrative and technical support for the Section for Teacher Education. During her doctoral studies at BC, she conducted several research projects in the area of teaching, teacher learning, and teacher education and taught two courses about teacher inquiry in the graduate-level teacher education program. Her research interests include teacher education curriculum, social context of teaching and teacher education, teacher learning, practitioner inquiry, and educational reform. She is interested in conducting further research in those areas through international and comparative studies using qualitative and mixed-method research designs.

  • Ro, J. (2015, April). Learning to teach after teacher education: A case study of three Korean high school teachers. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, USA

    Ro, J. (2013, May). A controversy analysis on using student standardized test scores for teacher evaluation: The never ending debate for finding the best criteria in teacher evaluation. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, USA

    Ro, J. (2013, April). Inquiry into my learning as a teacher educator in Korea: Coping with tensions in Korean and American contexts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH, USA

    Ro, J. (2012, May). Using standardized test scores to evaluate teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH, USA

    Kim, J. H., Jung, J. Y., & Ro, J. (2009, April). Teachers’ collaborative curriculum development in online professional communities in Korea. Poster presented at the 2009 annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA, USA

    Kim, J. H., Jung, J. Y., & Ro, J. (2008, April). A case study of teachers’ curriculum development in online teacher communities. Poster presented at the 2008 spring meeting of Korean Society for the Study of Education, Chuncheon, Korea

    Seo, K. H., Lee, J. Y., Hyun, S. H., Kim, J. H., & Ro, J. (2007, November). A case study of teacher learning communities. Paper presented at the Korean Society for the Study of Education, Jeju, Korea