Dr Lee’s three decades of educational experience cover early childhood to tertiary education. Her focus on teacher education began in 1982 at the Institute of Education, University of London. Research in teacher quality and learners’ progress is another experience with impact on child development, early English literacy and bilingualism, and teachers’ job satisfaction. Early Childhood Education is Dr Lee’s pet subject, originating from her involvement in the Bernard van Leer funded research on the moral and cognitive development of preschool children, which resulted in the book Growing up in Singapore, the preschool years(Longman). It was further sustained in the 1990s when she became the ECE Malaysian Coordinator at Edith Cowan University in Australia.
BA (English) (Malaya), PGCE (English & History) (ACAD), Dip Ed (Ed & Psych), MA (Ed Psych), (IE London), PhD (London) Dean and Professor, Faculty of Education and Languages