Dr Yeow Tong Chia

PhD(OISE/Toronto), MEdMan(UWA), Postgrad DipEd(NIE), BA(Hons)(NU Singapore)
Lecturer, History Curriculum Education

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93514699
Fax +61 2 93515027

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Biographical details

Dr. Yeow-Tong Chia is a Lecturer in History Curriculum Education at the University of Sydney, where he teaches History Curriculum units in the combined degree and the Master of Teaching programs. He is also the Country Coordinator for Singapore with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre.

Yeow-Tong completed his Ph.D. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto in the fields of history of education as well as comparative, international and development education. His research examined the role of education in the formation of the Singapore developmental state, in which he explored the interconnections between changes in history, civics and social studies curricula, as well as the politics of nation building.

His other research interests include history education and citizenship education in Singapore and Australia, the teaching of Chinese history in Ontario’s high schools, Chinese Canadian history in Canadian history education, and education and developmental state formation.

Research interests

Educational history, sociology and philosophy

  • History of education

Educational systems: administration, management and leadership

  • International and comparative education

Research on teaching and learning

  • Social sciences, including civics

Keywords: history, state formation, comparative and international education, history curriculum, citizenship education

Current projects

  • Academic Profession under the Impact of University Internationalization: A Case Study in Macau. Co-investigators: Dr. Yeow-Tong Chia (USyd), Dr. Min-Chuan Sung (UMacau), Dr. Peggy Vong (UMacau), Principal investigator: Dr. Yan Wang (UMacau)
  • Sino-Western culture conflict and dialogue: Education and State Formation in Republican China (1912-1949): with Professor SUN Banghua (BNU).

Associations

  • Co-convenor, 18th MASSA Symposium, 5-6 December 2013, University of Sydney
  • Editorial Board of Historical Encounters
  • reviewer of History of Education, European Education, Asia Pacific Journal of Education

Awards and honours

  • (2013- ) Beijing Normal University '985 Project' seed funding program for collaborative research for project 'Sino-western culture conflict and dialogue: Education and State Formation in China (1912-1949), with Professor SUN Banghua (BNU)

  • (2012-13) University of Macau Multi-Year Research Grant Level I project, 'Academic Profession under the Impact of University Internationalization: A Case Study in Macau' (MOP 76,900)Principal investigator: Dr. Yan Wang (UMacau), Co-investigators: Dr. Yeow-Tong Chia (USyd), Dr. Min-Chuan Sung (UMacau), Dr. Peggy Vong (UMacau)

  • (April 2010) Berta Vigil Laden Travel Fund for AERA 2010 Conference (CAD $750)

  • (2009) Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship (SGD $9,600)

In the media

  • Guest at TDM Talk show in Macau, speaking on Confucianism and education in China and Singapore; program aired on 7 March 2013 at Channel 81 on Macau Cable TV.
  • Interview by International Herald Tribune (global edition of New York Times) on Singapore's Higher Education; article published on 27 August 2012.

International links

China

(Beijing Normal University) collaborative research project on citizenship and history education in Republican China (1912-1949) with Professor SUN Banghua

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Chia, Y. (2014). State formation and nation building through education: The origins and introduction of the "National Education" program in Singapore. In James H Williams (Eds.), (Re)constructing memory: School textbooks and the imagination of the nation, (pp. 61-77). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Chia, Y. (2013). The elusive goal of nation building: Asian/Confucian values and citizenship education in Singapore during the 1980s. In Les Bell and Howard Stevenson (Eds.), Organizing public education, (pp. 65-84). U.S.: Sage Publications.
  • Chia, Y. (2012). Historicizing Comparative and International Education, and Internationalizing History of Education: A Personal reflection on Ruth Hayhoe's Call for Cultural Dialogue. In Karen Mundy and Qiang Zha (Eds.), Education and Global Cultural Dialogue: A Tribute to Ruth Hayhoe, (pp. 69-82). New York, USA: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Chia, Y. (2012). What is National Education? The origins and introduction of the "National Education" programme in Singapore. In Jason Tan (Eds.), Education in Singapore: Taking Stock, Looking Forward, (pp. 3-16). Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia.

Journals

  • Chia, Y. (2014). Historical films as reenactments of the past: A case study of The Last Emperor. Teaching History: Journal of the History Teachers' Association of NSW, 48(1), 12-16.
  • Chia, Y. (2013). Through the “Western�? gaze: Chinese history in Ontario High School World History Syllabus and textbooks, 1947-ca. 1980s. History of Education Review, 42(2), 199-211. [More Information]
  • Chia, Y. (2012). History education for nation building and state formation: The case of Singapore. International Journal of Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 7(2), 191-207. [More Information]
  • Chia, Y. (2011). The elusive goal of nation building: Asian/Confucian values and citizenship education in Singapore during the 1980s. British Journal of Educational Studies, 59(4), 383-402. [More Information]
  • Chia, Y. (2010). Education for living: epitome of civics education? BiblioAsia, 6(3), 10-14.
  • Chia, Y. (2005). Citizenship education in Asia and the Pacific: concepts and issues (book review). International Journal of Citizenship and Teacher Education, 1(2), 100-101.

Conferences

  • Wang, Y., Chia, Y., Sung, M., Vong, K. (2012). Academic Profession under university internationalization: A Case Study in Macau. 2012 Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Chia, Y. (2012). Education and the Advent of the Singapore Developmental State, 1965 - C.1980. 19th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association, 20112 - Knowing Asia: Asian Studies in an Asian Century, Not published: Not Published.
  • Chia, Y. (2012). Internationalization of Higher Education: The importance of context and its implications for Asian/Chinese universities in an era of globalisation. 2012 Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Chia, Y. (2012). Overcoming the Odds: Education and the Rise of the Singapore Developmental State, 1965 – c.1980. Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, 2012.
  • Chia, Y. (2012). Through the Western gaze: Chinese History in Ontario High School World History Curriculum and textbooks, 1947 to 1990. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2012 - Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough, Washington, DC: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION.
  • Chia, Y. (2012). Through the Western gaze: Chinese History in Ontario High School World History Curriculum and Textbooks, 1947 to 1990. Buildings, Books and Blackboards: Intersecting Narratives Conference.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Chia, Y. (2011). What is National Education in Singapore? Berita (Newsletter of the Malaysia/Singapore Brunei Study Group of the Association for Asian Studies).

Other

  • Chia, Y. (2011), Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act: Resource Guide for Asian Heritage Month.

2014

  • Chia, Y. (2014). Historical films as reenactments of the past: A case study of The Last Emperor. Teaching History: Journal of the History Teachers' Association of NSW, 48(1), 12-16.
  • Chia, Y. (2014). State formation and nation building through education: The origins and introduction of the "National Education" program in Singapore. In James H Williams (Eds.), (Re)constructing memory: School textbooks and the imagination of the nation, (pp. 61-77). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

2013

  • Chia, Y. (2013). The elusive goal of nation building: Asian/Confucian values and citizenship education in Singapore during the 1980s. In Les Bell and Howard Stevenson (Eds.), Organizing public education, (pp. 65-84). U.S.: Sage Publications.
  • Chia, Y. (2013). Through the “Western�? gaze: Chinese history in Ontario High School World History Syllabus and textbooks, 1947-ca. 1980s. History of Education Review, 42(2), 199-211. [More Information]

2012

  • Wang, Y., Chia, Y., Sung, M., Vong, K. (2012). Academic Profession under university internationalization: A Case Study in Macau. 2012 Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Chia, Y. (2012). Education and the Advent of the Singapore Developmental State, 1965 - C.1980. 19th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association, 20112 - Knowing Asia: Asian Studies in an Asian Century, Not published: Not Published.
  • Chia, Y. (2012). Historicizing Comparative and International Education, and Internationalizing History of Education: A Personal reflection on Ruth Hayhoe's Call for Cultural Dialogue. In Karen Mundy and Qiang Zha (Eds.), Education and Global Cultural Dialogue: A Tribute to Ruth Hayhoe, (pp. 69-82). New York, USA: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Chia, Y. (2012). History education for nation building and state formation: The case of Singapore. International Journal of Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 7(2), 191-207. [More Information]
  • Chia, Y. (2012). Internationalization of Higher Education: The importance of context and its implications for Asian/Chinese universities in an era of globalisation. 2012 Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Chia, Y. (2012). Overcoming the Odds: Education and the Rise of the Singapore Developmental State, 1965 – c.1980. Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference, 2012.
  • Chia, Y. (2012). Through the Western gaze: Chinese History in Ontario High School World History Curriculum and textbooks, 1947 to 1990. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2012 - Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough, Washington, DC: AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION.
  • Chia, Y. (2012). Through the Western gaze: Chinese History in Ontario High School World History Curriculum and Textbooks, 1947 to 1990. Buildings, Books and Blackboards: Intersecting Narratives Conference.
  • Chia, Y. (2012). What is National Education? The origins and introduction of the "National Education" programme in Singapore. In Jason Tan (Eds.), Education in Singapore: Taking Stock, Looking Forward, (pp. 3-16). Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia.

2011

  • Chia, Y. (2011), Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act: Resource Guide for Asian Heritage Month.
  • Chia, Y. (2011). The elusive goal of nation building: Asian/Confucian values and citizenship education in Singapore during the 1980s. British Journal of Educational Studies, 59(4), 383-402. [More Information]
  • Chia, Y. (2011). What is National Education in Singapore? Berita (Newsletter of the Malaysia/Singapore Brunei Study Group of the Association for Asian Studies).

2010

  • Chia, Y. (2010). Education for living: epitome of civics education? BiblioAsia, 6(3), 10-14.

2005

  • Chia, Y. (2005). Citizenship education in Asia and the Pacific: concepts and issues (book review). International Journal of Citizenship and Teacher Education, 1(2), 100-101.

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