Dr Suraiya Abdul Hameed

Lecturer

School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

I am currently a lecturer in the field of Educational Leadership in the School of Education. I teach in two key leadership courses-Debates in Educational Leadership (EDUC 7100), Building Leadership Capacity-Bridging Theory and Practice in the Workplace (EDUC 7600) as well as Aboriginal & Torres Straits Islander Studies, Specialist Teaching Area (EDUC 6875). Prior to this role, I have been an educator for 29 years and have served in various appointments within the Ministry of Education, Singapore - Department Head of Science, a Science Curriculum Specialist with the Ministry of Education (Singapore) and a school leader of an elementary school before embarking on a PHD programme on an APA scholarship from the Australian government. While in service, I have actively contributed to professional development training for middle managers/school leaders and have also spearheaded networking sessions and training for delegates from international contexts. I continue to do consultancy work with school leaders within SEA context (Singapore & Malaysia) and have embarked on international research in SEA contexts.

My research study focuses on a comparative analysis of global citizenship education (GCE) in two schools, one international school in Singapore and an independent school in Australia and how these two schools have engaged in the process of internationalization of their education through the adoption of international education models utilising the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) or the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) and other local curricula to generate hybrid internationally minded education programs. This study was awarded the N.V. Varghese Prize for Comparative Education 2020 (Best thesis award).

My research interest is in exploring complex educational issues- stemming from leadership theories and practice and shifts in cultural practices and racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity to the implications of these shifts for human or social development and education. My Indigenous ethnic roots within SEA contexts (Singapore) has spurred my passion in creating opportunities to transcend global and inclusive perspectives so as to support students from around the world. My current focus is to delve deeper into the area of Leadership, Global Citizenship & Inclusive Education, so as to make that major breakthrough in the development of leaders supporting the schools of the 21st century.

Research Interests

  • Educational Leadership
    Develop a deep and continuous engagement with key theoretical debates about educational leadership and how these impact practices in schools and other organizational contexts. Critically reflect on the issues and challenges that confront educational leadership theory and practice -- in 21st century contexts.
  • Global policy and education
    Exploring the potential of global citizenship education focusing on its transformative pedagogy. Active research on innovative leadership strategies from school leaders to institutionalise global education and global citizenship education. Integration of GCED in policy, curriculum, and teacher training.
  • Equity, inclusion, diversity and culture
    Delve deeper into the area of Culture, Communities & Education, to achieve that major breakthrough in the development of global citizens and leaders who would be able to cater to the schools of the 21st century. Address policies and practices in Indigenous education and excellence. Examining the critical role that leadership plays in the pursuit of Indigenous excellence in educational settings.

Research Impacts

  • Leading the Colombo Global Mobility Grant project- Global Leaders in Education Partnership programme in Singapore. Total funding $52800.
  • Chief Investigator for the The Joint Research Project of “Globalizing education and the development of International Baccalaureate: IB schools in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore”. (50000 funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
  • Chief Investigator for the The Belt and Road Initiative and Educational Alliances: New modes of Asian regionalism. The aim of this interdisciplinary research is to examine the extent of student experiences in two universities in Laos and Malaysia that are part of ‘The Belt & Road Initiative’. This is a pilot project to provide an empirical basis for future funding applications from ARC Discovery in 2021. This was part of the $5000 SEED funding from HASS.
  • Chief Investigator for Excellence in Indigenous education in flexi schools. This is a $50 000 grant from Edmund Rice Education Australia (cat 2). This research is led by Dr Marnee Shay (Lead CI). Dr Jodie Miller is also a CI on the project.
  • Applied for the Jeff Thompson Research Award ($20 000 grant) from the International Baccalaureate World School, to continue my research within this field on 31st January 2021. The research focuses on development of an IB school within 3 different contexts in Australia: Queensland, Melbourne & Sydney examining the implementation of IB programs/ curricula within/independent from the official/national education systems. Title of project: Tale of three cities: Globalizing education and development of International Baccalaureate in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney & Queensland). I will be the Lead Investigator for this grant. This will be the pilot to my future DECRA application in 2021, a cross comparative study within 4 countries- UK, Australia and Hongkong and Japan.
  • Applied for Global Education Award- GENE funding 2021, “Sustainable languaging in global education programmes”. The study aims to explore the processes in global education programmes for sustaining multilingual language practices within the increasingly complex contexts of globalisation and the neo-liberal focus of institutions worldwide. This project is aimed at raising awareness of language diversity and supporting the sustainability of diverse languages and cultures in countries such as Spain, Norway and Ireland through educational programmes.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Hameed, Suraiya, Shay, Marnee and Miller, Jodie (2022). ‘Deadly leadership’ in the pursuit of Indigenous education excellence. Future alternatives for educational leadership: diversity, inclusion, equity and democracy. (pp. 93-110) edited by Deborah M. Netolicky. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003131496-10

  • Shay, Marnee, Miller, Jodie and Hameed, Suraiya Abdul (2021). Excellence is the Future of Indigenous Education. Teacher Magazine.

  • Hameed, Suraiya, Shay, Marnee and Miller, Jodie (2021). ‘Deadly leadership’ in the pursuit of Indigenous education excellence.. Future alternatives for educational leadership: diversity, inclusion, equity and democracy. (pp. 93-110) edited by Deborah M. Netolicky. Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003131496-10

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Hameed, Suraiya, Shay, Marnee and Miller, Jodie (2022). ‘Deadly leadership’ in the pursuit of Indigenous education excellence. Future alternatives for educational leadership: diversity, inclusion, equity and democracy. (pp. 93-110) edited by Deborah M. Netolicky. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003131496-10

  • Hameed, Suraiya, Shay, Marnee and Miller, Jodie (2021). ‘Deadly leadership’ in the pursuit of Indigenous education excellence.. Future alternatives for educational leadership: diversity, inclusion, equity and democracy. (pp. 93-110) edited by Deborah M. Netolicky. Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003131496-10

  • Gearin, Brian, Hameed, Suraiya Abdul, Christensen, Morgan and Thier, Michael (2018). Educating for nationalism in an age of educating for economic growth. Imagining the future of global education: dreams and nightmares. (pp. 160-175) edited by Yong Zhao and Brian Gearin. New York, NY USA: Routlege.

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Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor