Semester Two 2011
Winner: Neville John Ellis
Paper title: Afraid to lose out: The impact of ‘kiasuism’ on practitioner research in Singapore schools.
Neville John Ellis is a PhD candidate whose broad research focus is on teacher professional learning. His study investigates teachers’ experiences as practitioner researchers in secondary schools and how practitioner research is remodelled in different cultural contexts. Other research interests include teachers’ beliefs and practices, teacher inquiry, action research, action learning, and comparative education.
Neville has 33 years of experience in education as an academic, teacher, and in school management and administration both in NSW and abroad. His supervisors are Professor Derrick Armstrong, Dr Ann Cheryl Armstrong and Honorary Professor Susan Groundwater-Smith.