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Dr Yvonne Haig

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

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Learner's reticence in English classes: a case study of Vietnamese tertiary students,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2016 - 2020,  $80,000.
  • Teaching speaking to EFL engineering students in a Vietnamese university: Implications for EFL curriculum development,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2017 - 2020,  $60,000.
  • Perceptions of quality in English as Foreign Language teaching and learning at private higher education institutes in Viet Nam,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2015 - 2018,  $60,000.
  • ICT competency framework: Challenges for English language teachers in the Mekong Delta Universities,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2016 - 2018,  $60,000.
  • Impact of a Changing Policy on the Teaching of Spoken English in Primary Schools in the north mountainous provinces of Vietnam,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2015 - 2018,  $60,000.
  • Enhancing Learner Autonomy through Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL): A Study on Vietnamese Students,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2015 - 2018,  $60,000.
  • Longitudinal evaluation of the Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts ? Tender,  2016 - 2018,  $198,702.
  • 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,  2012 - 2016,  $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,  2012 - 2014,  $65,071.
  • Focused Intervention for Early Literacy Development,  Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations,  Grant,  2009 - 2013,  $155,143.
  • Monitoring the Progress of Early Phase English as a Second Language Learners,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2008 - 2011,  $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,  $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

  • Leitao, N., Barratt-Pugh, C., Anderson, K., Barblett, L., Haig, Y., (2015), Engaging Children in Reading for Pleasure: A Better Beginnings Project Linking Libraries with Primary Schools. Libri: international journal of libraries and information services, 65(1), 15-24, Munich, Germany, Walter de Gruyter GmbH, DOI: 10.1515/libri-2014-0121.
  • Sulfasyah, N., Haig, Y., Barratt-Pugh, C., (2015), Indonesian teachers? implementation of new curriculum initiatives in relation to teaching writing in lower primary school. International Journal of Education, 7(4), 53-73, Nevada, United States, Macrothink Institute , DOI: 10.5296/ije.v7i4.8265.
  • 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, De Grutyer, DOI: 10.1515/libri-2013-0022.

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., Edith Cowan University.
  • Haig, Y., Barratt-Pugh, C., (2012), Creating Books in Communities: Evaluation of the Community Publishing Pilot Project., Perth, W.A., Edith Cowan University.

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
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Overcoming The Challenges: How Native English-speaking Teachers Develop The English Speaking Skills Of University Students In South Korea
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Combining Content- Based And Eap Approaches To Academic Writing: Towards An Eclectic Program

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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