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TENG, Siao See 丁劭诗

Teng Siao See 丁劭诗

Research Fellow

Teng Siao See 丁劭诗
Contact Details

DID: +65 6601 1421
Fax: +65 6777 0700

Office Location

1C Cluny Road House 5
Singapore 259599


Dr Teng Siao See is a Research Fellow in the Society and Identity research cluster at the Institute of Policy Studies.

Trained as a sociologist, Siao See received her PhD from the University of Essex (UK). She has taught and researched at varsities in the UK, Taiwan and Singapore with grants awarded by the National Institute of Education, the Ministry of Social and Family Development, and National Science Council, Taiwan. Her research interests include ethnic Chinese identities, interethnic relations and diversity and equity in education.

Siao See is currently undertaking research investigating parents’ perception of education, parents’ role in mediating students’ academic stress, interethnic relations and migrant integration. She co-organised the IPS flagship event, Singapore Perspectives 2016 Conference and is a co-convenor for the Action Plan 2016, which brought diverse sectors together to contemplate Singapore’s future socio-economic landscape and offer recommendations to the Committee for Future Economy. She has also previously served as the Executive Editor for the Springer Education Innovation Book Series and is a reviewer for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Education.

Research Interests

Ethnic Chinese identities; Asian post-colonialities; interethnic relations; diversity and equity in education


  • Institute of Policy Studies. (2017). Year 2026: Doing Singapore differently. Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies.
  • Wang, L. Y., Teng, S. S., & Tan, C. S. (2014). Levelling up academically low progress students. NIE Working Paper Series No. 3.
  • Teng, S. S., Wang, L.-Y., & Chiam, C. L. (2014). Adaptivity in the Singapore education system: Policy development relating to low achievers. In D. Hung, K. Lim & S. S. Lee (Eds.), Adaptivity as a disposition for learning in the 21st Century (pp. 229–246). Singapore: Springer.
  • Teng, S. S., Chan, C. T., & Lee, H. L. (Eds.). (2013). Education-at-large: Student activities in Singapore 1945–1965. Singapore: World Scientific.
  • Teng, S. S., Liang, Y. H., & Jan, M. (2012). Borderless blended learning: Challenging the boundaries. Singapore: National Institute of Education.


Conference Participation and Presentations/Speeches

  • Co-presenter “Parents and primary school choice in Singapore”, at the Closed-Door Discussion on Institute of Policy Studies Survey Findings, Singapore, 8 July 2016.
  • Presenter, “Educational support for Singaporean students with migrant mothers”, at Educational Resilience among Asian Children in Challenging Family Environment at Asia Research Institute, Singapore, 4–5 February 2015.
  • Presenter, “Negotiating identities, navigating harmony”, at theRace, Religion and Language Conference, Singapore, 9 October 2014.
  • Presenter, “Deconstructing differences for greater diversity in Singapore education”, at Connections and Separations: Intercultural Education as a Movement for Promoting Multiple Identities, Social Inclusion and Transformation, Zagreb, 17–21 September 2013.
  • Lead presenter, “Parental educational involvement from low-income Singaporean families with migrant mothers”, at the Redesigning Pedagogies Conference organised by the National Institute of Education, Singapore, 3–5 June 2013.
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