Faculty and Staff

ASSOC PROF LIM, LEVAN (Head, ECSE AG)

  • BA (English Literature and Sociology), MEd (Counseling Education), MEd (Special Education), PhD (Special Education)
  • Specialization: Special Needs

Profile

Assoc Prof Levan Lim currently teaches courses in special education in the Master of Education programme as well as in the Diploma in Special Education programme. His research interests include the post-school outcomes of students with disabilities; severe disabilities; intentional communities and relationships for persons with disabilities; and the inclusion of students with disabilities within regular mainstream schools; and issues in special education in Singapore. Assoc Prof Lim is currently involved in two Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice-funded research grants titled "Coping with diverse abilities" and "Transition model for youth with disabilities". Assoc Prof Lim supervises graduate students in the area of including students with special needs within mainstream schools.

Tel: (65) 6790 3298
Email: levan.lim@nie.edu.sg

Publication

  • Lim, L., Thaver, T., & Slee, R. (2008). Exploring Disability in Singapore: A Personal Learning Journey.. Singapore: Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education (Asia).
  • Lim, L., Thaver, T., & Slee, R. (2005). Deconstructing special needs: A personal learning encounter. Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education (Asia).
  • Khoo, A., Heng, M. A., Lim, L., & Ang, R. P. (Eds.). (2004). Innovation and diversity in education. Singapore: McGraw Hill Education (Asia).
  • Lim, L., & Quah, M. M. (Eds.). (2004). Educating learners with diverse abilities. Singapore: McGraw-Hill.
  • Browder, D. M. & Lim, L. (1996). Improving work efficiency: Job training based on engineering principles. Washington, D. C.: American Association on Mental Retardation.
  • Lim, L., Lian, M. G. J., Wong, M. E., & Singh, R. (In-press). Assistive technology for individuals with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific areas: Regional and cultural perspectives. In M.Wettasinghe (Ed.), Educational technologies for learning disabilities: An Asia-Pacific perspective (pp. NA). Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd.
  • Lim. L., Thaver, T., & Poon, K. (In-press). Adapting disability studies within teacher education in Singapore.. In S. Gabel & S. Danforth (Eds.), Reader in Disability Studies. (pp. 0). New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
  • Lim, L. & Thaver, T. (2007). Deconstructing special needs.. In Poon, K. & Khaw, J. (Eds.), Supporting students with special needs in mainstream schools: An introduction. (pp. 11-18). Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd.
  • Thaver, T. & Lim, L. (2007). Creating inclusive learning environments for diverse learners. In Quek, C.L., Wong, A.F.L., & Tay, M.Y. (Eds.), Engaging and managing learners: Practitioners' perspectives (pp. 25-48). Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia.
  • Lim, L., & Ullrich, A. (2005). Living with persons with disabilities: Perspectives of L’arche assistants. In L. Ingeborg, M. Kiegelmann, & G. Huber (Eds.), Areas of qualitative psychology – special focus on design (pp. 217 - 234). Tubingen: Verlag Ingeborg Huber.
  • Lim, L., Poon-McBrayer, K. F., & Khaw, J. (2005). Teacher aide. In Tan, A. G., Cheah, H. M., & Chong, S. (Eds.), Educational innovations: A perspective on class size, team teaching, alternate pedagogies, and assessments (pp. 53 - 83). Singapore: Prentice-Hall.
  • Ee, J., Tan, O. S. and Lim, L. (2004). Educating learners with intellectual disabilities.. In Lim, L. and Quah, M. M. (Ed.), Educating learners with diverse abilities in Singapore. (pp. Chapter 13, 317-344). Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Lim, L., & Lam, C. M. (2004). Learners with autism spectrum disorders. In L. Lim & M. M. L Quah (Eds.), Educating learners with diverse abilities (pp. 233 - 259). Singapore: McGraw-Hill.
  • Lim, L., & Tan, J. (2004). Learning and diversity. In L. Lim & M. M. L Quah (Eds.), Educating learners with diverse abilities (pp. 1 - 28). Singapore: McGraw-Hill.
  • Lim, L. & Tan, A. G. (2003). Cultural inclusion in school communities. In S. Tan & C. B. Goh (Eds.), Securing our future: Sourcebook for infusing National Education into the secondary school curriculum (pp. 70 - 86). Singapore: Pearson Education Asia Pte Ltd.
  • Lim, L., & Tan, A. G. (2003). Cultural inclusion in school community. In K. S. S. Tan, & C. B. Goh, (Eds.), Securing our future (pp. 70-86). Singapore: Prentice-Hall.
  • Lim, L., & Ullrich, A. (2003). Using a feminist approach in researching disability issues. In M. Kiegelmann, & L. Gurtler (Eds.), Research questions and matching methods of analysis (pp. 183 - 198). Tubingen: Verlag Ingeborg Huber.
  • Lim, L., Ko, C., Choi, S., & Ireland (2003). Including students with disabilities within mainstream education. In M. Cherian & R. Y. Mau (Eds.), Teaching large classes: Usable practices from around the world (pp. 102 - 116). Singapore: McGraw-Hill.
  • Choo, J., Lim, L., Renshaw, P., Park, H. S. & Lee, S. (2002). Uncovering cultural assumptions: A case study of a Chinese-Australian parent with a child with a disability. In V. Carrington, J. Mitchell, S. Rawolle, & A. Zavros (Eds.), Troubling practice (pp. 63 - 76). Flaxton, Queensland: Post Pressed.
  • Lim, L., & Choo, L. H. (2002). Disability and education in Singapore: What are our implicit theories?. In A. G. Tan & L. C. Law (Eds.), Psychology in contexts: A perspective from the South East Asian societies (pp. 145 - 163). Singapore: Lingzi Media Pte Ltd.
  • Lim, L. & Browder, D. M. (2001). Family-centered planning: A multicultural perspective. In D. M. Browder (Ed.), Curriculum and assessment for students with moderate and severe disabilities (pp. 116 - 147). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Lim, L., & Tan, J. (2001). Addressing disability in educational reforms: A force for renewing the vision of Singapore 21. In Tan, J., Gopinathan, S., & Ho, W. K. (Eds.), Challenges facing the Singapore education system today (pp. 175-188). Singapore: Prentice Hall.
  • Lim, L., & Tan, J. (2001). Addressing disability in educational reforms: A force for renewing the vision of Singapore 21. In J. Tan, S. Gopinathan, & W. K. Ho (Eds.), Challenges facing the Singapore education system today (pp. 175 - 188). Singapore: Prentice-Hall.
  • Rao, S. M., Lim, L., & Nam, S. S. (2001). Beliefs and attitudes of pre-service teachers towards teaching children with disabilities. In J. Tan, S. Gopinathan, & W. K. Ho (Eds.), Challenges facing the Singapore education system today (pp. 189 - 206). Singapore: Prentice-Hall.
  • Nam, S. S., & Lim, L. (2000). Three service delivery models in early childhood special education. In C. Tan-Niam & M. L. Quah (Eds.), Investing in our future: The early years (pp. 212 - 227). Singapore: McGraw-Hill.
  • Nomanbhoy, D. M., Lim, L., & Vasudev, R. (2000). Promoting quality care and education for preschoolers with disabilities in mainstream settings: The TEACHME services. In C. Tan-Niam & M. L. Quah (Eds.), Investing in our future: The early years (pp. 200 - 211). Singapore: McGraw-Hill.
  • Browder, D. M., Cooper, K. J., & Lim, L. (1995). Learners with severe intellectual disabilities. In M. C. Wang, M. C. Reynolds, & H. J. Walberg (Eds.), Handbook of special and remedial education: Research and practice (pp. 281 - 302). Oxford: Pergamon Press.  
  • Lim, L. (2006). Understanding the Lives of South East Asian Families who have a Child with Severe Disabilities. [Review of C. Hatton, Y. Akram, R. Shah, J. Robertson, & E. Emerson Supporting South Asian Families with Severe Disabilities]. International Journal of Disability, Development & Education, 53, 371-373.
  • Lim, L., & Ireland, R (2001). Inclusive education [Review of Mittler, P. (Book 1); Anderson, P. (Book 2) Working towards inclusive education: Social contexts (Book 1) and Learning and inclusion: The Cleves School experience (Book 2)]. International Journal of Disability, Development, & Education, 48(3), 313-316.
  • Lim, L. (2000). Helping students with learning difficulties [Review of Helping students with learning difficulties]. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 20, 104-109.
  • Lim, L. (2000). Helping students with learning difficulties [Review of Helping students with learning difficulties]. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 20, 104-109.
  • Lim, Levan (2000). Helping students with learning difficulties [Review of Chan, D.W. Helping students with learning difficulties]. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 20(1), 106-107.
  • Koay, T.L., Lim, L., Wong K.S., & Elkins, J. (2006). Learning assistants'and regular teachers' perceptions of inclusive education in Brunei Darussalam. International Journal of Special Education, 21, 131-142.
  • Lim, L. & Quah, M. L. (2004). Foresight via hindsight: Prospects and lessons for inclusion in Singapore. Asia-Pacific Journal of Education, 24, 193-204.
  • Lim, L. & Ullrich, A. (2004). Spirituality and psychology: Its integration and practice within community. International Journal of Psychology, 39, 314.
  • Lim, L., Arabsolghar, F., & Choi, H. J. (2003). Authors’ institutional affiliations in Australian intellectual and developmental disabilities journals: A comparison of two decades. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 24, 467-473.
  • Thaver, T. L., Heng, M. A., & Lim, L. (2003). Designing problem-based learning using the Internet: WebQuest as an instructional tool. Teaching and Learning, 24, 27-36.
  • Thaver, T., Heng, M. A., & Lim, L. (2003). Designing problem-based learning using the internet: Webquest as an instructional tool. Teaching & Learning, 24, 27-36.
  • Lim, L., Lin, C. H., & Browder, D. M. (2002). Applications of motion study in developmental disabilities: A review.. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 37, 105-118.
  • Sang, S. N., Lim, L., & Kwan, C. K. D. (2002). Early intervention programs utilizing parents as treatment providers for their low-birth-weight, premature infants. The Journal of Special Children Education, 4, 201-221.
  • Lam, L., & Lim, L. (2001). Teachers’ acceptability of interventions for problem behaviours. Teaching and Learning, 21, 31-38.
  • Lim, L. (2001). Becoming culturally inclusive: A perspective on personnel preparation. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 26, 195-199.
  • Lim, L., & Renshaw, P. (2001). The relevance of sociocultural theory to culturally diverse partnerships and communities. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 10, 9-21.
  • Lim, L., & Sim, J. (2001). Adapting the person-centered approach in Singapore: A situated perspective.. Mental Retardation, 39, 60-63.
  • Lim, L., Browder, D. M., & Bambara, L. (2001). Effects of sampling opportunities on preference development for adults with severe disabilities. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 36, 188-195.
  • Lim, L., & Nam, S. S. (2000). Special education in Singapore. Journal of Special Education, , 104-109.
  • Lim, L., & Sim, J. (2000). Enhancing quality of life through work: The conversion of a vocational rehabilitation program for adults with disabilities in Singapore. Saudi Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation, , 276-282.
  • Lim, L., Gan, L., & Rose, D. (2000). An intervention framework to address learning and behavioural concerns. Teaching and Learning, 20, 12-19.
  • Lim, L., Tan, A. G., & Quah, M. L. (2000). Singaporean parents’ curriculum priorities for their children with disabilities. International Journal of Development, Disability, & Education, 47, 77-87.
  • Browder, D. M., Cooper, K. J., DaCosta, J., Lim, L., Rucker, R. E., & Cavaiuolo, D. (1999). An evaluation of variables that influence the selection of participants for innovative services. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 11, 47-59.
  • Dibley, S., & Lim, L. (1999). Providing choice making opportunities within and between daily school routines. Journal of Behavioral Education, 9, 117-132.
  • Lam, A. L., & Lim, L. (1999). Self-management interventions. Teaching and Learning, 19, 13-20.
  • Lim, L. (1999). The importance of encouragement. Review of Educational Research and Advances for Classroom Teachers, 2, 25-31.
  • Lim, L., & Tan, J. (1999). The marketization of education in Singapore: Prospects for inclusive education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 3, 339-351.
  • Lim, L., Nomanbhoy, D., Quah, M. L. (1999). Enhancing special education staff learning and development. Teaching and Learning, 19, 90-95.
  • Browder, D. M., Cooper, K. J., & Lim, L. (1998). Teaching adults with severe disabilities to express their choice of settings for leisure activities. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 33, 228-238.
  • Gordon, C., Lim, L., McKinnon, D., & Nkala, F. (1998). Learning approach, control orientation and self-efficacy of beginning teacher education students. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education and Development, 1, 53-63.
  • Lim, L. (1998). Person-centred planning for pupils at-risk. Review of Educational Research and Advances for Classroom Teachers (REACT), 8-12.
  • Lim, L., & Mau, R. Y. (1998). The educated heart: As cunning as a serpent, as innocent as a dove. Commentary, 15, 126-130.
  • Lim, L., Browder, D. M., & Sigafoos, J. (1998). The role of response effort and motion study in functionally equivalent task designs and alternatives. Journal of Behavioral Education, 8, 81-102.
  • Lim, L., Tan, A. G., & Quah, M. L. (1998). Parental perspectives on curriculum priorities for their young children with disabilities. Early Child Development and Care, 144, 91-99.
  • Lim, L., Tan, A. G., & Quah, M. L. M. (1998). Parental perspectives for curriculum priorities for their young children with disabilities. Early Child Development and Care, 144, 91-99.
  • Mau, R. Y., & Lim, L. (1998). The road less traveled: The intra-personal dimension in management. Management in Education, 12, 21-22.
  • Belfiore, P. J., Lim, L., & Browder, D. M. (1994). The effects of task design remediation and response efficiency on work productivity in adults with moderate and severe mental retardation. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 29, 202-212.
  • Lim, L. H. F., & Browder, D. (1994). Multicultural life skills assessment of individuals with severe disabilities. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 19, 130-138.
  • Belfiore, P. J., Lim, L., & Browder, D. M. (1993). Increasing the efficiency of instruction for a person with severe disabilities: The applicability of Fitt’s Law in predicting response time. Journal of Behavioral Education, 3, 247-259.
  • Browder, D. M., Lim, L., Lin, C. H. & Belfiore, P. J. (1993). Applying therbligs to task analytic instruction: A technology to pursue?. Education and Training in Mental Retardation, 28, 242-251.
  • Lim, L. (2007). Teacher education as an agent of hope for an inclusive society. Intellectual Disability Australia, 28(4), 3-5.
  • Thaver, T. & Lim, L. (2007). Special needs pupils in mainstream classrooms: Teachers' perspectives on their approaches. SingTeach, (6), Online.
  • Quah, M. M., Lim, L., & Poon-McBrayer, K. F. (2004). Special education in Singapore: Celebrating the past, envisioning the future. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Singapore), 12, 27-33.
  • Lim, L. (2002). Listening and learning from insider perspectives. Many dawns: A brief history of services for individuals with intellectual disability in Singapore, ,p.88.
  • Lim, L. (2002). The Salamanca statement. Many dawns: A brief history of services for individuals with intellectual disability in Singapore,, p.94.
  • Lim, L. (2002). L’arche communities. Many dawns: A brief history of services for individuals with intellectual disability in Singapore, , p.108.
  • Lim, L., & Mau, R. Y. (1999). The value of “being” an older professional. Singapore Action Group of Elders (SAGE), 8, 15-20.
  • Lim, L., Nomanbhoy, D. M., & Vasudev, R. (1999). TEACH ME: Integrating children with physical disabilities into normal schools. Family, (Jan-Mar), 24-25.
  • Lim, L., & Mau, R. Y. (1998). The value of play. Family, (Nov./Dec.), 18-20.
  • Lim, L., & Nomanbhoy, D. (1998). Are we visionary in our service planning?. Integrator, 8, 16-19.
  • Lim, L., & Mau, R. Y. (1997). Addressing professional concerns using human development and learning theories. Singapore Professionals, 2, 19-20.