Journal Articles (Refereed):
Lim, S. (2021).
Children’s playful musicking: peer culture within a daycare setting in Singapore. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood.
Nuttall, J., Grieshaber, S., Lim, S., Yun, E., Oh, J., An, H., Sum, C.W., Yang, W. & Kim, S. (2021).
Workforce diversity and quality improvement policies in early childhood education in East Asia. Early Years, 1-17.
Yang, W., & Lim, S. (2020).
Toward distributed pedagogical leadership for quality improvement: Evidence from a childcare centre in Singapore. Educational Management Administration & Leadership.
Lim, S. & Lloyd, E. (2019).
Editorial for Special Issue: Leadership as praxis in public and private settings within marketised early childhood systems. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 20(1).
Lim, S. M. (2015).
Early childhood care and education in a consumer society: Questioning child-adult binary and childhood inequality. Global Studies in Childhood, 5(3), 305- 321.
Lim, S. M., Wong, M.E., & Tan, D. (2014).
Allied Educators (Learning and Behavioural) in Singapore’s mainstream schools: first steps towards inclusivity? International Journal of Inclusive Education, 18(2), 123-139.
Lim, C., & Lim, S. M. (2013).
Learning and language: Educarer-child interactions in Singapore infant care settings. Early Child Development and Care, 183(10), 1468-1485.
Tay-Lim, J. & Lim, S. M. (2013).
Privileging preschool children’s voices in research: Use of drawings and a co-construction process. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 12(1), 65-83.
Lim, S. M. & Lum, C.H. (2012).
Creating polyphony with exploratory web documentation in Singapore. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 37(4), 123-126.
Nuttall, J., Grieshaber, S., Lim, S., Yun, E. (2023)Lim, S.M. & Sum, C. W. (2022).
Conceptualising professional development with and for a diverse and globally mobile early childhood education workforce. In Tierney, R.J., Rizvi, F. & Ercikan, K. (Eds). International Encyclopedia of Education (4th Ed.) pp. 596-603. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818630-5.04064-1
The next phase of developments in Singapore’s ECE: quality in the best interests of all children? In Lee Y. J. (Ed.) Education in Singapore: People Making and Nation Building. Springer.Lipponen, L., Ang, L., & Lim, S. M. with Hilppo, J., Lin, H., & Rajala, A. (2019).
Vital voices for vital years (2):
Perspectives on early childhood development in Singapore. Singapore: Lien Foundation.Lim, S. M. & Lipponen, L. (2018).
Pedagogical leadership and conflict of motives in commercial ECEC environment. In S. Cheeseman & R. Walker (Eds). Thinking about pedagogy in early education: Pedagogies for leading practice. Routledge.Sum, C. W., Lim, S. M., & Tan, C. T. (2018).
Pragmatism in policy making: influencing a largely privatized early childhood education and care sector in Singapore. In C. Pascal, T. Bertram, & M. Veisson (Eds). Early childhood education and change in diverse cultural contexts. Routledge.Lim, S. M. (2017).
Marketization and Corporatization of ECCE in Singapore. In M. Li, J. Fox, and S. Grieshaber, Contemporary issues and challenge in early childhood education in the Asia-Pacific region,pp. 17-32. Singapore: Springer.Lim, S. M. (2017).
Early childhood education and development in Singapore. In M. Fleer and B. van Oers (Eds.). International handbook of early childhood education and development, pp. 649-662. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.Lim, S. M. & Lim, S. E. A. (2017).
Governmentality of early childhood care and education in a global city. In Rao, N., Zhou, J., Sun, J. (Eds.). Early childhood education in Chinese societies, pp.185-216. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.Lim, S. M. (2016).
“I have…do you have?”: Facilitating children’s play and talk in a consumer society. In M. Waniganayake & M. Ebbeck (Eds). Play and pedagogy in early childhood (2nd ed.), pp.134-146. Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.