HKERA International Conference 2018



Preamble

It is our great pleasure and honour to invite you to attend the Hong Kong Educational Research Association (HKERA) International Conference 2018. It will be held at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, from 14 to 15 December 2018. The Conference is co-hosted by the HKERA, the Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research (HKIER) and the Faculty of Education of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The Conference’s theme is “Equity, Access, and Diversity in Education: Theory, Practice, and Research.” In the past two decades, we have witnessed both precedent and unprecedented changes in the political and socio-economical aspects of all societies across the globe. Such changes in Hong Kong are very visible and have direct bearing on education and human development. With the changing demographic composition of students and their distribution geographically, there are noticeable achievement gaps and uneven access to post-secondary education between the privileged and the underprivileged that warrant deliberated education reforms, policy and advocacy. The quest for promoting equity, facilitating access and affirming diversity in increasingly interconnected, and pluralistic learning environments is of growing concern. The global education agenda, aspirations for learning equity, and enhanced social justice in education entail significant implications on pedagogy and teacher education across the educational landscape. This Conference will provide invaluable space and a platform for researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers from different parts of the world to discuss and address some of these key issues.

We cordially invite you to take part in this exciting international conference to share your views, exchanges ideas and disseminate your latest research findings with other participants. Hong Kong is one of the most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities in Asia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board describes Hong Kong as “a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn”. We are confident that you will enjoy your stay in Hong Kong.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Conference in Hong Kong.

Alan C. K. Cheung, PhD
President, Hong Kong Educational Research Association

Celeste Y.M. Yuen, PhD
Vice President, Hong Kong Educational Research Association


Theme

Equity, Access and Diversity in Education: Theory, Practice and Research


Sub-themes

  • Education Policy Studies and Evidence-based Reform
  • Educational Equality, Social Justice and Critical Pedagogies
  • Inclusion, Minority Studies and Interculturality
  • Leadership, Administration and Teacher Development
  • K–12 & Post-Secondary Education
  • Value and Citizenship Education
  • International Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Standards, Assessment and Instructional Science
  • STEM: Innovation and Technology
  • Health and Sports Sciences


Conference Organizing Committee

Chairperson
Professor Alan Chi Keung CHEUNG
Chairperson and Professor, Department of Educational Administration and Policy, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
President, The Hong Kong Educational Research Association

Vice Chairperson
Professor Celeste Yuet Mui YUEN
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration and Policy, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Vice President, The Hong Kong Educational Research Association

Members (In alphabetical order)
Dr. Sam Sum Kwing CHEUNG
Assistant Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education and Human Development, The Education University of Hong Kong

Professor Wai Chung HO
Professor, Department of Music, Faculty of Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University

Professor Angela Fung Ying SIU
Associate Dean (Professional Programmes), Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Winnie Wing Mui SO
Professor, Department of Science and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong
Associate Dean, Graduate School, The Education University of Hong Kong

Dr. David SORRELL
Independent Education Consultant
Honorary Treasurer and General Secretary, The Hong Kong Educational Research Association

Mr. Gordon Chak Pong TSUI
Research Student, Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

Professor Stephen Heung Sang WONG
Co-Director, Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Chairman and Professor, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Li Fang ZHANG
Division Head and Professor, Division of Learning, Development and Diversity, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong


Conference Secretariat

Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ms. Grace WONG
Mr. FUNG Wai Kit


Department of Educational Administration and Policy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ms. Bethany LAU
Ms. Angel SUN