Jung-Sook Lee

Senior Lecturer

Jung-Sook Lee is a senior lecturer in social work at UNSW Sydney. Her research focuses on breaking the cycle of intergenerational disadvantages. She worked in the education and social work sectors for seven years before she returned to academia. She authored a much-cited article, 'Parent involvement, cultural capital, and the achievement gap among elementary school children (Lee & Bowen 2006)’. She also authored manuscripts regarding multicultural practice, out-of-home care, child poverty, school social work, student engagement, and higher education. She is a CI of 2 ARC funded projects. Her expertise is well recognised as evidenced by her appearance on TES Magazine and The Australian.

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Publications

Book Chapters
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2019, 'Critical multicultural practice with ethnic minority children and their families', in Nipperess S; Williams C (ed.), , Allen & Unwin, Australia, pp. 240 - 256
2019
Fernandez E; Lee JS, 2017, 'Experiences and Outcomes of Adults Who Endured Maltreatment as Children in Care in Australia in the Twentieth Century', in Rus A; Parris S; Stativa E (ed.), Child Maltreatment in Residential Care: History, Research, and Current Practice, Springer, pp. 419 - 460,
2017
Conference Papers
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Fernandez EA; Lee JS, 2017, 'Responding to the wellbeing of children in care and adult care leavers', in Children in a world of opportunities: Innovations in research, policy and practice, McGill University, Montreal Quebec Canada, pp. 59 - 59, presented at Children in a world of opportunities: Innovations in research, policy and practice 6th Conference of the Internatioanl Society for Child Indicators, Montreal Quebec Canada, 28 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
2017
Fernandez EA; Lee J, 2010, 'Returning home: A study of reunification outcomes for separated children', in Returning home: A study of reunification outcomes for separated children, 11th International Biennial EUSARF Conference, Groningen, Netherlands, presented at 11th International Biennial EUSARF Conference, Groningen, Netherlands, 22 September 2010 - 25 September 2010
2010
Lee J, 2010, 'An experience of conducting social science research using LSAY95', in An experience of conducting social science research using LSAY95, ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, University of Sydney, Australia, presented at ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, University of Sydney, Australia, 01 December 2010,
2010
Lee J, 2009, 'The negative effects of persistent poverty on children’s physical, socio-emotional, and learning outcomes', in The negative effects of persistent poverty on children’s physical, socio-emotional, and learning outcomes, 2n LSAC (Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, presented at 2n LSAC (Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 01 December 2009
2009
Fernandez EA; Lee J, 2009, 'What does a multidimensional assessment of social and environmental indicators of risk tell us about the reunification outcomes for children in care?', in What does a multidimensional assessment of social and environmental indicators of risk tell us about the reunification outcomes for children in care?, 01 January 2009
2009
Guo S; Lee J, 2009, 'Optimal propensity score matching and its applications to social work evaluations and research', in Optimal propensity score matching and its applications to social work evaluations and research, 13th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, USA, presented at 13th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, USA, 15 January 2009 - 18 January 2009
2009
Foster K; Grimes C; Lee J; Putallaz M, 2008, 'The social world of gifted adolescents', in The social world of gifted adolescents, Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Chicago, USA, presented at Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Chicago, USA, 01 January 2008
2008
Grinstein-weiss ; Lee J; Irish KI; Han C; Greeson J, 2008, 'Fostering low-income homeownership: A Longitudinal randomized experiment on Individual Development Accounts', in Fostering low-income homeownership: A Longitudinal randomized experiment on Individual Development Accounts, 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, USA, presented at 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, USA, 01 January 2008
2008
Lee J, 2008, 'School socialization style, student engagement, and academic performance', in School socialization style, student engagement, and academic performance, 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, USA, presented at 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington DC, USA, 01 January 2008
2008
Conference Posters
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Fernandez EA; Lee J, 2009, 'Pathways to permanency: Reunification outcomes for children in foster care.', Victoria, presented at Well Being Research Showcase Program, UNSW, UNSW, 19 August 2009 - 20 August 2009
2009
Journal articles
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Lee JS; Besch TM, 2018, 'Critical reflection on toleration in social work', European Journal of Social Work, pp. 1 - 12,
2018
2018, 'Uprooted from Everything that Attaches You:Long-Term Outcomes of Former Child Migrants in Care in the Twentieth Century in Australia', British Journal of Social Work,
2018
Besch TM; Lee J-S, 2017, 'On toleration in social work', European Journal of Social Work, vol. 21, pp. 1 - 12,
2017
Lee JS, 2014, 'The relationship between student engagement and academic performance: Is it a myth or reality?', Journal of Educational Research, vol. 107, pp. 177 - 185,
2014
Lee JS, 2012, 'School social work in Australia', Australian Social Work, vol. 65, pp. 552 - 570,
2012
Lee JS, 2012, 'The effects of the teacher-student relationship and academic press on student engagement and academic performance', International Journal of Educational Research, vol. 53, pp. 330 - 340,
2012
Bowen NK; Lee JS; Weller BE, 2007, 'Social environmental risk and protection: A typology with implications for practice in elementary schools', Children and schools, vol. 29, pp. 229 - 242,
2007
Lee JS; Bowen NK, 2006, 'Parent involvement, cultural capital, and the achievement gap in elementary school children', American Educational Research Journal, vol. 43, pp. 193 - 218,
2006
Reports
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2018, Understanding the experience and outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care during the Twentieth Century, Kensington: University of New South Wales
2018
Working Papers
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2010, Returns from education: An occupational status approach, NCVER, Adelaide, SA,
2010