Dr RICHARDS, Benjamin
Dr RICHARDS, Benjamin
Academic Unit of Social Contexts and Policies of Education
PhD (London School of Economics)
(852) 3917 0361
Room 503, Meng Wah Complex
Education policy; Early child development; Socioeconomic inequalities; Statistical modelling
Education policy; Public policy; Social research methods; Child development
Richards, B., Umayahara, M., Mirpuri, S., & Rao, N. (2021). Correlates and mediators of geo-ethnic inequalities in child development in Cambodia. International Journal of Early Years Education. https://doi-org.eproxy.lib.hku.hk/10.1080/09669760.2021.1950648
Lau, C., & Richards, B. (2021). Home Literacy Environment and Children’s English Language and Literacy Skills in Hong Kong. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 4093. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.569581
Rao, N., Chan, S. W., Su, Y., Richards, B., Cappa, C., De Castro, E. F., & Petrowski, N. (2021). Measuring Being “Developmentally on Track”: Comparing Direct Assessment and Caregiver Report of Early Childhood Development in Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar. Early Education and Development, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2021.1928446
Chan, S. W., Rao, N., Cohrssen, C., & Richards, B. (2021). Predicting child outcomes in Bhutan: Contributions of parenting support and early childhood education programmes. Children and Youth Services Review, 126, 106051. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.106051
Richards, B., Umayahara, M., Maw, N., & Rao, N. (2020). Early Childhood Education, Language of Instruction, and Child Development in Myanmar: Comparisons among Ethnolinguistic Groups. Early Education and Development, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2020.1755179
Schirmbeck, K., Rao, N., Wang, R., Richards, B., Chan, S. W., & Maehler, C. (2020). Contrasting executive function development among primary school children from Hong Kong and Germany. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10212-020-00519-9
Rao, N., Richards, B., Lau, C., Weber, A. M., Sun, J., Darmstadt, G. L., Sincovich, A., Bacon-Shone, J., & Ip, P. (2020). Associations Among Early Stimulation, Stunting, and Child Development in Four Countries in the East Asia–Pacific. International Journal of Early Childhood. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13158-020-00270-8
Lau, C., Wang, Y., Chan, S. W., Chen, E. E., McBride, C., Tse, S. K., Richards, B., & Rao, N. (2020). Promoting Chinese Literacy in South Asian Preschoolers and their Mothers in Hong Kong: An Intervention Study. Early Education and Development, 31(4), 561-581. https://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2019.1690341
Rao, N., Richards, B., Sun, J., Weber, A., & Sincovich, A. (2019). Early childhood education and child development in four countries in East Asia and the Pacific. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 47, 169-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2018.08.011
Rao, N., Sun, J., Richards, B., Weber, A. M., Sincovich, A., Darmstadt, G. L., & Ip, P. (2019). Assessing diversity in early childhood development in the East Asia-Pacific. Child Indicators Research, 12(1), 235-254. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-018-9528-5
Richards, B., Bacon-Shone, J., & Rao, N. (2018). Socioeconomic correlates of early child development: Gradients from six countries in the East Asia-Pacific region. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 42(6), 581-587. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025418785460
Zhang, L., Sun, J., Richards, B., Davidson, K., & Rao, N. (2018). Motor Skills and Executive Function Contribute to Early Achievement in East Asia and the Pacific. Early Education and Development 29(8), 1061-1080. https://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2018.1510204
Rao, N., Becher, Y., Lee, D., Richards, B., Sun, J., Bacon-Shone, J., Ip, P., Umayahara, M., & Chen, E. (2017). Assessing early development and learning: the East Asia-Pacific Early Childhood Development Scales (EAP-ECDS). EAP-ECDS Brief. ARNEC. UNICEF.
Rao, N., Richards, B., & Umayahara, M. (2017). Myanmar East Asia- Pacific Early Child Development Scales (EAP-ECDS) Project. UNICEF: Myanmar.
Rao, N., Becher, Y., Lau, C., Chen, E., Lee, D., Tse, S.K., McBride, C., Richards, B., & Lo, O. (2017). Promoting early development and learning in children from ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. Narrative report. Optimus Foundation, UBS.
Richards, B. (2013). National identity and social cohesion: theory and evidence for British social policy. PhD thesis, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Hills, J., & Richards, B. (2012). Localisation and the means test: A case study of support for English students from Autumn 2012. CASE/160.