Semester One 2011
Winner: Pauline Ho
Paper title: Rethinking Knowledge, Culture and Power: E(merging) discourses of educationally disadvantaged students’ learning experiences.
Pauline Ho is a PhD candidate researching how educationally disadvantaged students construct meaning about their educational processes for academic success in Singapore. Pauline’s main research area is educational equity, especially as it is influenced by pedagogical practices and policy. Other research interests include quality management, teacher education, and applied ethnomethodology.
Before her PhD journey, Pauline was with the Ministry of Education (Singapore) as a Music and English teacher and later a Music officer. She also worked as a research associate and tutored post-graduate students at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. Her supervisors are Professor Peter Freebody and Associate Professor Deb Hayes.