Published on 07 May 2024

Dr Sun He co-publishes a journal article and speaks at four different events

Dr Sun He, Senior Education Research Scientist at the Centre for Research in Child Development (CRCD), co-wrote a journal article titled “Proficiency and Compensatory Strategies in Bilingual Children’s Mandarin Chinese Narrative” in the Reading and Writing journal. The article explores how English-Mandarin bilingual children in Singapore apply their Mandarin lexical-grammatical proficiency to a given narrative task and the compensatory strategies they employ in their Mandarin narratives. Findings have shown that compared to children’s microstructural knowledge, their macrostructural knowledge was more influenced by their Mandarin competence.

Dr Sun He was also invited to speak at four different events.

  1. Invited Speaker on “Parental Language Proficiency and Bilingual Children’s Language Development” at a Raising Multilinguals LIVE Youtube broadcast on 20 February 2024.
  2. Invited Speaker on “Promoting Early Book Reading at Home: Tips on Book Selection, Reading Strategies, and Multimedia Use” at a webinar organised by the Faculty of Education, University of Macau on 16 March 2024.
  3. Invited Speaker on promoting early Mother Tongue Language (MTL) with reading and technology, organised by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore on 5 April 2024.
  4. Invited Paper Presenter on “Paper books versus eBooks: Bilingual Children’s Reading Behaviour and Heritage Reading Outcomes” at the 2024 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 11 to 14 April 2024.