Higher-degree research being undertaken by Jia Ying Neoh

Degree:

PhD

Supervisors:

Professor Murray Print and Dr Yeow-Tong Chia

Thesis title:

The practice of civics and citizenship education in New South Wales primary schools.

Email:

 jneo7228@uni.sydney.edu.au


Project description

Directed by the goal of developing ‘active and informed’ citizens in the Melbourne Declaration, Civics and Citizenship Education (CCE) received renewed interest in the Australian Curriculum. Although CCE is an identified component in the Australian Curriculum, it is not one in the New South Wales primary curriculum. Set within the complexities of multiple curricular changes and a somewhat abstract direction for CCE in the NSW primary curriculum, Jia Ying’s research aims to provide an up-to-date understanding of how New South Wales primary schools are addressing CCE.

Based on four case studies involving primary schools in different school sectors and with different student profiles, the study is interested in the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of CCE. It examines how CCE is interpreted by New South Wales primary schools and how it is organised within the schools’ curricula. Besides civics and citizenship education, Jia Ying’s research interests include curriculum and instruction, globalisation and education, international and comparative education, sociology of education and humanities education.

Jia Ying Neoh is a primary school teacher and has had experience in primary school teaching in New South Wales and Singapore. Trained in curriculum studies and educational leadership, she spearheaded the implementation of the Social Studies curriculum in support of Citizenship Education in a Singaporean primary school prior to commencing her doctoral research. She currently works casually as a primary school teacher, tertiary supervisor to pre-service teachers and tutor.

Publications

  • Chia, Y. T., & Neoh, J. Y. (2017) Comparative Insights on Civics and Citizenship Education and the Curriculum: A view from Singapore. In A. Peterson & L. Tudball (Eds.), Civics and Citizenship Education in Australia. United Kingdom Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Neoh, J. Y. (2017) Neoliberal Education? Comparing Character and Citizenship Education in Singapore and Civics and Citizenship education in Australian Journal of Social Science Education, 16(3), 29- 39.

Conference presentations:

  • Neoh J.Y. (2016) ‘Neoliberal education? Comparing character and citizenship education in Singapore and civics and citizenship education in Australia. Paper presented at the 12th CitiZed Conference, Burmingham, United Kingdom. 28-30 July 2016.
  • Neoh J.Y. (2016) ‘Comparing character and citizenship education in Singapore and civics and citizenship education in Australia’. Paper presented at the OCIES conference. Sydney, Australia. 24-26 November 2016.
  • Neoh, J.Y. (2015) ‘Same acronym, different contexts: Character and citizenship education in Singapore and civics and citizenship education in Australia’. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education Conference, Sydney, Australia. 4-7 December 2015.