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Dr WANG, Dan

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Dr WANG, Dan

王 丹

Ph.D (Syracuse University, USA)

Associate Professor

Deputy Director, Wah Ching Centre of Research on Education in China

Head of Division

Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education

Tel: (852) 2859 1904

Location: Room 415, Runme Shaw Building

Areas of Expertise:

Sociology of Education; Research on Education in China

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests:
Sociology of education; Rural education in China; Teachers' work and workplace; Organizational studies on schools; School leadership

Awards
  1. 2013-07-01: 2014 Choice Book Award: American Educational Studies Association
  2. 2009-05-01: Distinguished Dissertation Award: Syracuse University, USA
Projects
Principal investigator
  1. 2013/2014: Understanding and Closing the Literacy Gap between Rural and Urban China: A Longitudinal Study of Primary Students in Guizhou and Shandong Provinces, General Research Fund (GRF) ($709,426)
Co-Investigator
  1. 2015/2016: Private Supplementary Tutoring: Scale, Nature and Implications for Secondary Schooling in Shanghai, General Research Fund (GRF) ($751,264)
  2. 2014/2015: e-Learning in formal, informal and open learning contexts: a study of global trends, policy options and their implications for sustainable development in Hong Kong, Public Policy Research Funding Scheme ($769,990)
  3. 2012/2013: Digital Divide in Education: An Experiential Understanding, Public Policy Research ($563,043)
  4. 2011/2012: Private Supplementary Tutoring: Scale, Nature and Implications for Secondary Schooling in Hong Kong, General Research Fund (GRF) ($559,537)
Publications
Articles
  1. Wang, D., WANG, J., Li, H., Li, H. (2017). School context and instructional capacity: A comparative study of professional learning communities in rural and urban schools in China. International Journal of Educational Development.
  2. Zhou, Y., Cai, T., Wang, D. (2016). Social Segregation in Hong Kong’s Schools: 2000-2012. Chinese Sociological Review.
  3. Zhou, Y., Wang, D. (2016). Understanding the constraints on the supply of public education to the migrant population in China: evidence from Shanghai. Journal of Contemporary China.
  4. Wang, D., Bray, TM. (2016). When Whole-Person Development Encounters Social Stratification: Teachers’ Ambivalent Attitudes Towards Private Supplementary Tutoring in Hong Kong. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher.
  5. Zhou, Y., Wang, D. (2015). The family socioeconomic effect on extra lessons in greater China: A comparison among Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao. Asia-Pacific Education Researcher.
  6. Li, H., Wang, D., Fong, RWT. (2014). Introduction: Sound Bites Won’t Work: Case Studies of 15-Year Free Education in Greater China. International Journal of Chinese Education.
  7. Wang, D., Li, H. (2014). Understanding the 15-Year Free Education Policies in China: An Online Study of Four Cases. International Journal of Chinese Education.
  8. Bray, TM., Zhan, S., Lykins, CR., Wang, D., Kwo, OWY. (2013). Differentiated demand for private supplementary tutoring: Patterns and implications in Hong Kong secondary education. Economics of Education Review.
  9. Wang, D., Gao, M. (2013). Educational Equality or Social Mobility: The Value Conflict between Preservice Teachers and the Free Teacher Education Program in China. Teaching and Teacher Education.
  10. Zhan, S., Bray, TM., Wang, D., Lykins, CR., Kwo, OWY. (2013). The effectiveness of private tutoring: students’ perceptions in comparison with mainstream schooling in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Education Review.
  11. Wang, D., Liu, D., Lai, C. (2012). Expansion of higher education and the employment crisis: policy innovations in China. On the Horizon: the strategic planning resource for education professionals.
  12. Wang, D. (2011). Connecting to the International Track (I): The new curriculum reform in China: Guest editor's introduction. Chinese Education and Society.
  13. Wang, D. (2011). Connecting to the international track (II): The new curriculum reform in China. Chinese Education and Society.
  14. Wang, D. (2011). The dilemma of time: Student-centered teaching in the rural classroom in China. Teaching and Teacher Education.
  15. Wang, D. (2011). The new curriculum and the urban-rural literacy gap: The case of one county in Western China. Chinese Education and Society.
  16. Wang, D. (2010). Centering on student intellectual development: a reflection on the 'Student-Centered' pedagogy. 立场: 教育对话, Positions: Dialogues on Education.
  17. Wang, D. (2009). Progressive Education in Rural China: A Mission Impossible. Education and Culture.
  18. Dan, W. (2008). "Two exemptions and one subsidy" (TEOS): Voices from a grass-roots school. Chinese Education and Society.
  19. Wang, D. (2008). Family-school relations as social capital: Chinese parents in the United States. The School Community Journal (Online).
  20. Wang , D. (2008). Speed or Quality: the clash of cultures in rural classrooms. Positions: Dialogues on Education, 立场: 教育对话.

 

Conference Papers
  1. Wang, D., Zhou, Y. (2016). A failing school turned around: School Management in building professional learning community. Annual Conference of Comparative and International Education Society, CIES 2016.
  2. Wang, D. (2016). The making of good teachers: A comparative study of teacher professional learning communities in rural and urban China. Teachers for National Academic Forum (“教师. 中国”学术论坛).
  3. Wang, D., Li, L., Wang, J., Li, H. (2016). The rural-urban gap in teachers' collaborative learning in China. Annual Conference of Comparative and International Education Society, CIES 2016.
  4. Wang, D. (2016). Turning around a failing school: School administration and teacher professional learning community. Teachers for Nation Academic Forum (“教师. 中国”学术论坛).
  5. Wang, D. (2015). The Fetishism of Commodities and Erosion of Professional Ethics: Rural Teachers in Neoliberal China. Annual Conference of the Australian Sociology Associaon, TASA 2015.
  6. Wang, D. (2012). Rural Teachers Disempowered: From the Ecological Perspective. China's Education: Facing the Future, Wah Ching Centre of Research on Education in China (CREC), HKU.
  7. Wang, D. (2012). Workplace Depoliticized: rural teachers under corrupt bureaucracy in China. 19th EACS Conference 2012.
  8. Wang, D. (2011). Beyond economic incentive: demoralization of rural teachers in China. AAS/ICAS Conference.
  9. Wang, D. (2010). Speed or quality: dilemmas in rural classrooms in China. Annual Conference of Comparative and International Education Society.

 

Books
  1. Law, NWY., Lu, J., Wang, D., Lee, Y. (2016). e-Learning in Formal, Informal and Open Learning Contexts: A Study of Global Trends, Policy Options and Their Implications for Sustainable Development in Hong Kong. The Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.
  2. Law, NWY., Lu, J., Wang, D., Lee, Y. (2016). 在正式、非正式和開放學習環境下電子學習發展的全球趨勢及為可持續發展香港可採取的政策選擇及其影響研究. 香港大學教育學院 教育應用資訊科技發展研究中心.
  3. Wang, D. (2013). The Demoralization of Teachers: Crisis in a Rural School in China. Lexington Books.

 

Book Chapters
  1. Chen, J., Wang, D., Zhou, Y. (2017). Education for Population Control: Migrant Children’s Education under New Policies in Beijing. Education for Population Control: Migrant Children’s Education under New Policies in Beijing. In Cha, YK .. (et al) (Eds.), Multicultural Education in Glocal Perspectives: Policy and Institutionalization, p. 153-166. Singapore: Springer, 2017
  2. Zhou, Y., Wang, D. (2016). A Chinese Approach to Learning? A Comparative Study on Time Use Patterns of 15-Year Old Students in PISA 2012. A Chinese Approach to Learning? A Comparative Study on Time Use Patterns of 15-Year Old Students in PISA 2012. In Chou, CP & Spangler, J (Eds.), Chinese Education Models in a Global Age, p. 105-119. Singapore: Springer, 2016

 

Professional Community Services
Professional Societies
  1. 12/2009-present: member, CIES
  2. 08/2008-present: member, AAS
  3. 05/2009 - present: member, AERA
  4. 05/2008-present: member, ASA

 

Knowledge Exchange Activities
  1. 2016-04-22 to 2016-04-23: Giving talks at the Second Forum between the School of Education at the Beijing Normal University and Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong, Other KE Activity Types
  2. 2015-06-14 to 2016-04-24: CEDARS Kerry Foundation rural China services, Other KE Activity Types
  3. 2012-08-30 to 2013-06-30: 2012/13 KE Impact Project Funding: KE-IP-2012/13-31: Capacity Building for Migrant Workers: The Longhua Community School Project (HK$50,000), KE Project Grant
  4. 2010-12-02 to 2011-06-30: 2010/11 KE Impact Project Funding: KE-IP-2010/11-12: Impact Evaluation of a College Student Volunteers Program on Reducing Rural Poverty: Pro Bono Research (HK$90,530), KE Project Grant

 

Invited Lectures & Keynote Speeches
  1. : The making of good teachers: A comparative study of teacher professional learning communities in rural and urban ChinaTeachers for National Academic Forum
  2. : Turning around a failing school: School administration and teacher professional learning communityTeachers for Nation Academic Forum

 

Editorship
  1. 2015: Member of Editorial Board, Chinese Education & Society
  2. 2011: Connecting to the International Track (1): The New Curriculum Reform in China, Special issue of Chinese Education & Society
  3. 2011: Connecting to the International Track (2): The New Curriculum Reform in China, Special issue of Chinese Education & Society
  4. 2010: Member of the editorial board of a quarterly E-journal, Positions: Dialogues on Education

 

Community Service
  1. 2010-08-01forum co-organizer, Liang Shuming Rural Reconstruction Center
  2. 2010-05-01Guest speaker, HKU Student Union China Education Association

 

Others
Teaching List, Current
  1. 2017-18 Semester 2, BBED4001, 2E, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  2. 2017-18 Semester 2, CCCH9027, 2A, China's Ethnic Groups: Cultural Assimilation or Cultural Pluralism?
  3. 2017-18 Semester 2, MEDD8802, 2A, Sociology of education: Classic and contemporary theories
  4. 2017-18 Semester 2, MEDD8804, 2A, Critical pedagogy: Theories, practices, and challenges
  5. 2017-18 Semester 1, EDUR8052, 1A, Equity and Social Justice in Education
  6. 2016-17 Semester 2, BBED4001, 2C, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  7. 2016-17 Semester 2, EDUC6760, FB, Educational inquiry
  8. 2016-17 Semester 1, EDUC6760, FB, Educational inquiry
  9. 2016-17 Semester 1, MEDD8802, 1A, Sociology of education: Classic and contemporary theories
  10. 2015-16 Semester 2, BBED4001, 2C, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  11. 2015-16 Semester 1, EDUR8052, 1A, Equity and Social Justice in Education
  12. 2014 S2, EDUC2005, 2C, Education and Curriculum: Values, Concepts and Issues
  13. 2014 S2, EDUC6652, FA, School and society: Understanding the processes and contexts of education
  14. 2014 S2, EDUR7091, 2A, Education and Society in China: Seeking the Path to Modernization
  15. 2014 S1, EDUC6652, FA, School and society: Understanding the processes and contexts of education
  16. 2014 S1, EDUR8051, 1A, Comparative Sociology of Education: East and West
  17. 2013 S2, EDUC2005, 2C, Education and Curriculum: Values, Concepts and Issues
  18. 2013 S2, EDUC2701, 2A, Society and Culture II
  19. 2013 S2, EDUR8051, 2A, Comparative Sociology of Education: East and West

 

Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students
  1. , Early Childhood Education
  2. , Education Policy, Rural Education, Teacher Professional Development, Teacher Education
  3. , Family Effect vs. School Effect: Modeling Reading Literacy Attainment in Chinese Primary Students
  4. , Rural Education in China, School Leadership
  5. , Shadow Education (Private Supplementary Tutoring)
  6. , Sociology of Education or Educational Leadership
  7. , Teacher Leaders’ Perception on Their Roles under Reform in Hong Kong Primary Schools
  8. , A Qualitative Study of Hong Kong Teachers’ Emotional Experiences at Work, Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education
  9. , Adolescents’ Psychosocial Adaptation to Visual Impairment: The Roles of Perceived Social Support, Perceived Societal Attitudes, and Coping, Special Education: Inclusive Education
  10. , Demystifying Gaokao: Cultural Capital and University Access of Rural Students in China, Sociology of Education
  11. , Human Rights Education as a Contextualized Project for Citizenship-Making in China, Policy, Administration & Social Sciences Education
  12. , Parents as Consumers in a Marketised Educational Environment: The Demand for Private Supplementary Tutoring at Primary and Lower Secondary Levels in China, Comparative Education, Educational Internationalization
  13. , Policy Making and Remaking in Education Policy Change: an Analysis of Policies on the Admission of Zexiao Students by Senior Secondary Schools in Beijing, China, Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education
  14. , Private Supplementary Tutoring Received by Grade 9 Students in Chongqing, China: Determinants of Demand, and Policy Implications, Educational Policy & Administration
  15. , School Education and Construction of Social Consciousness: A Comparative Case Study of Rural Migrant Children in Beijing, Sociology of Education

 

HKU Committee Appointments
  1. 2015-01-01 to Present: Faculty of Education, Board of the, The teachers who are members of the Faculty and who are full-time employees of the University
  2. 2012-08-17 to 2014-12-31: Faculty of Education, Board of the, The teachers who are members of the Faculty and who are full-time employees of the University
  3. 2009-08-17 to 2012-08-16: Faculty of Education, Board of the, The teachers who are members of the Faculty and who are full-time employees of the University

 

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