Associate Professor Wong Meng Ee
National Institute of Education - Psychology and Child & Human Development
Assoc Prof Wong Meng Ee is presently tenured Associate Professor at the Psychology and Child & Human Development academic group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
He researches and teaches in areas of special and inclusive education, assistive technology, disability studies and teacher education across diploma and postgraduate courses.
In growing up as a disabled Singaporean with visual impairment, he did not realize how entrenched meritocracy was until later when he pondered over the position of disabled people in a meritocracy. With meritocracy here to stay, a major concern is how persons with disabilities will feature in such a system given the challenges they confront with access, resources, and attitudes concerning disability. This is explored in his chapter, “The struggle for merit in meritocratic Singapore: Implications for persons with disabilities” published in a co-edited book: Wong, M. E. & Lim L. (2021). Special needs in Singapore: Trends and Issues. Singapore: World Scientific.