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Dr Yvonne Haig

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5491, Email: y.haig@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8.226
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5491  
Facsimile: (61 8)  6304 5850  
Email: y.haig@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.226  

 

Yvonne is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professional Associations

  • 1984 - Westralian Association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (WATESOL/ACTA)

Research Areas and Interests

  • English as an additional language and/or dialect
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)
  • Education of culturally and linguistically diverse students
  • Spoken language

Staff Qualifications

  • PhD, Edith Cowan University .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Evaluation of four family literacy projects developed as part of the Better Beginnings program Project 1 - 4-5 years remote indigenous communities,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts - Grant,  2011 - 2014,  $187,836.
  • Evaluation of four family literacy projects developed as part of the Better Beginnings program - Project 2 - Cald Program,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts - Grant,  2011 - 2014,  $65,071.
  • Focused Intervention for Early Literacy Development,  Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations,  Grant,  2009 - 2011,  $155,143.
  • Monitoring the Progress of Early Phase English as a Second Language Learners,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $48,100.
  • The Identification of Resources to Support Children Learning to Read in the Early Years of School,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $47,185.
  • Exploring the Educational needs of African refugee students,  Westralian Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $18,682.
  • The Identification of Resources to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $47,185.
  • Tackling Talk: Using action research to investigate the communicative competence of Western Australian School Students,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2003 - 2006,  $109,321.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Anderson, K., Barblett, L., Barratt-Pugh, C., Haig, Y., Leitao, N., (2013), Better Beginnings: Public Libraries making Literacy Links with the Adult Community. Libri: international journal of libraries and information services, 63(4), 272-281, DOI: 10.1515/libri-2013-0022.
  • De Jong, T., Cullity, M., Haig, Y., Sharp, S., Spiers, S., Wren, J., (2011), Enabling Group-Based Learning in Teacher Education: A Case Study of Student Experience. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 36(5), 92-105, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Oliver, R., Haig, Y., Grote, E., (2009), Addressing the educational challenges faced by African refugee background students: Perceptions of West Australian stakeholders. Tesol in Context, 19(1), 23-38, Australia.

Reports

  • Barratt-Pugh, C., Anderson, K., Barblett, L., Haig, Y., Leitao, N., (2013), Making a Difference: Summary of the Evaluation of Four Better Beginnings Programs., Perth, W.A..
  • Haig, Y., Barratt-Pugh, C., (2012), Creating Books in Communities: Evaluation of the Community Publishing Pilot Project., Perth, W.A..

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  Implementing A Reggio Emilia Inspired Approach In A Mainstream Western Australian Context: The Impact On Early Childhood Teachers' Professional Role.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Investigating The Implementation Of The Indonesian Ktsp (school-based Curriculum) In The Teaching Of Writing In Year Two.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Classroom Interaction Of Languages Learners: Theory, Practice And Perceptions..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Acquisition Of Japanese As A Second Language And Processability Theory: A Longitudinal Study Of A Naturalistic Child Learner.
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