Description of Task Force
This task force focuses on
children-at-risk of low achievement and low-progress students. As we seek to
prepare students to face the new challenges in the 21st century as well as to
fulfil the vision of achieving a student-centric education where each student
matters and where education is positioned as a means by which meritocracy is
implemented and social inequalities mediated, the task force attempts to
revisit some long-held beliefs and practices from pre-school education to
teacher education, from education policy to micro-classroom pedagogies and
management, from curriculum to assessment, and from the school level to the engagement
of community and family as stakeholders. With members coming from varied
disciplines, the task force aims to conduct research that reveal at the levels
of the individual, school and system, constructive ideas, strategies and
practices of which implications can inform and better the teaching and learning
of our local low-achieving students.
List of team members:
List of team members' publications related to the research theme:
- Wang Li-Yi
L. Y., Tan, L. S., Li, J. Y., Tan, I., & Lim, X. F. (In press). A
qualitative inquiry on sources of teacher efficacy in teaching low-achieving
students. Journal of Educational Research.
L. Y., Li, J. Y., Tan, L. S., Tan, I., & Lim, X. F. (2015). Teacher
efficacy in the context of teaching low-achieving students in Singapore (Final
Report OER 23/12 JW). Singapore: Office of Education Research, National
Institute of Education.
S.S., Wang, L.Y., Chiam, C.L. (2014). Adaptivity in the Singapore education
system: Policy development relating to low achievement. In D.Hung, K. Y. T Lim
& S.-S. Lee (Ed.), Adaptivity as a transformative disposition for
learning in the 21st century (pp.
229–245). New York: Springer.
- Imelda Santos Caleon
I. S., Wui, M. G. L., Tan, J. P. L., Chiam, C. L., Tan C. S., & King, R. B.
(2015). Cross-cultural validation of the academic motivation scale: A Singapore
investigation. Child Indicators Research.
I. S. Tan, J. P-L, Wui, M.G.L., Chiam, C.L., & King, R.B. (in press).
Academically at-risk adolescents in Singapore:
the importance of teacher support in promoting academic engagement. In R. B. King & A. B. I. Bernardo (Eds.).
The psychology of Asian learners: a festschrift in honor of David Watkins.
M., & King, R. B., & Caleon, I. S. (in press). Predicting students'
well-being: The broaden-and-build theory approach. In R. B. King, & A. B.
I. Bernardo (Eds.). The psychology of Asian learners: a festschrift in honor of
David Watkins. Singapore: Springer.
I. S., Low, M., King, R. B., Tan, C.S., Liem, G. A., Tan, J. P. L., Lam, R.
& Chow, L. T. (2015). Results of profiling and gratitude intervention pilot
I. S., Tan, J. P. L., Chiam, C. L., King, R. B., Tan, C. S., Wui, G. L., &
Ahmad, K. (2014). Turning achievement around: predictors of academic resilience
of academically at-risk students in Singapore (Technical Report of Year 1
- Caleon, I. S., Wui, M.G.L., Tan, J.P-L, Chiam, C.L. ,Tan, C.S. King, R.B. (2015). Cross-Cultural Validation of the Academic Motivation Scale: A Singapore Investigation. Child Indicators Research, DOI 10.1007/s12187-014-9298-7
- Caleon, I. S. Tan, J. P-L, Wui, M.G.L., Chiam, C.L., King, R.B. (in press). Academically at-risk adolescents in Singapore: the importance of teacher support in promoting academic engagement. In R. B. King & A. B. I. Bernardo (Eds.). The Psychology of Asian Learners: A Festschrift in Honor of David Watkins. Singapore: Springer.
List of projects from this research group: