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Dr LEE, Diana P.L.

Dr LEE, Diana P.L.

李佩鈴

BEd (Early Childhood Education and Special Education) Programme Director
Graduate House Fellow (Academic)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Senior Lecturer

Academic Unit of Teacher Education and Learning Leadership


Qualification

B.Comm(Murdoch), Cert.Ed (PolyU), Professional Dip.in Special Child Care Work (CUHK), M.Ed(HKU), M.Phil (Cantab), Ph.D(HKU)

Email

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Phone

(852) 3917 0357

Location

Room 517, Meng Wah Complex

Research Expertise

  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Change, Leadership and Administration
  • English Language Education
  • Special/Inclusive and Gifted Education

Prospective PhD/ EdD/ MPhil Applications

Not applicable.

Teaching Areas:

Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Special Education; Early Literacy; Second Language Learning and Teaching of Young Children; Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education; Educational Management in Early Childhood Settings

 

Research Interests:

Assessment of Children's Learning and Development; Early Literacy; Language Teaching; Leadership and Management in Early Childhood Education

2018

 

The University of Hong Kong

 

Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award

 

2016

 

The University of Hong Kong

 

Faculty Early Career Teaching Award

 

2015

 

UNICEF

 

The Annual Best of UNICEF Research (BOUR) Award

 

(Professor Nirmala Rao, Serena H.C. Yang Professor in Early Childhood Development and Education, Faculty of Education, led the research team that conducted the research titled “Validation, Finalization and Adoption of the East Asia-Pacific Early Child Development Scales (EAP-ECDS)”. All members of the team have had a connection to HKU. Current HKU members of this award-winning study are Dr Diana Lee (Faculty of Education), Dr. Patrick Ip (Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and Professor John Bacon-Shone (Social Sciences Research Centre).

 

2009

 

The University of Hong Kong

 

Social Service Group Award at Fair Trade University Campaign

 

2008

 

Hong Kong Association of University Women (HKAUW)
HKAUW Thomas H C Cheung Postgraduate Scholarship

 

1996
Hong Kong Management Association
Outstanding Young Salesperson Award

 

1992
Western Australian Higher Education Council
The Western Australian / Hyogo Prefecture Japanese Studies Scholarship

2021. China East-Asia Pacific Early Childhood Development Scales, Nanjing Normal University, China; Consultant

 

2020-2022. Pictures say a thousand words: using wordless picture books to enhance young children's language development, Quality Education Fund: Hong Kong; Principal Investigator

 

2020-2021. The Use of Wordless Picture Books in Teaching English as a Second Language to Young Children in Hong Kong, HKU Faculty Research Fund: Hong Kong; Principal Investigator

 

2019-2020.  Talks on Parent Education for Kindergarten Parents: Preparing Children for Primary One, Education Bureau: Hong Kong; Speaker

 

2019. Timor-Leste East-Asia Pacific Early Childhood Development Scales, Peace Center, Universidade Nasional Timor Lorosa’e: Timor-Leste; Consultant

 

2018. China East-Asia Pacific Early Childhood Development Scales, China Institute for Educational Finance Research: China; Consultant

 

2018. China Developmentally On Track SDG 4.2.1 training, Capital Normal University: China; Consultant

 

2018. Myanmar Developmentally On Track SDG 4.2.1 training, National University of Education: Myanmar; Consultant

 

2018. Cambodia East-Asia Pacific Early Childhood Development Scales, UNICEF: Cambodia; Consultant

 

2018-2021.  Play and Gain Social-Emotional Learning from Kindergarten to Community, Hong Kong Jockey Club; Co-Investigator

 

2017-2023. KeySteps@JC, Hong Kong Jockey Club; Local Expert

 

2017-2019. Consultancy Study on the Effectiveness of the Provision of Quality Kindergarten Education in Hong Kong Under the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Policy, Education Bureau, HKSAR; Co-Investigator

 

2016 - 2018. Quality Education Fund: "No Play No Gain" Kindergarten Social Emotional Learning Project"; Project Advisor

 

2017. Vietnam East-Asia Pacific Early Childhood Development Scales, UNICEF: Vietnam; Consultant

 

2017.  Cambodia East-Asia Pacific Early Childhood Development Scales, UNICEF: Cambodia; Consultant

 

2016-2017Myanmar East-Asia Pacific Early Childhood Development Scales, UNICEF: Myanmar; Consultant

 

2016-2017.  Enhancing Early Childhood Development in Papua New Guinea, UNICEF: Papua New Guinea; Consultant

 

2014-2017. Early development and learning of children from ethnic minority families in Hong Kong, UBS Optimus Foundation; Project Manager

 

2013-2014. The East Asia and Pacific Early Child Development Scales (EAP-ECDS) Development initiative (in six East Asia and Pacific countries, including Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu), UNICEF; Project Manager

Journal articles

Rao, N., Sun, J., Ng, S S N., Ma, K., Becher, Y B., Lee, D., C, Lau., L, Zhang., Chow, C B., & Ip, P. (2013). The Hong Kong Early Child Development Scale: A Validation Study. Child Indicators Research, 6(1).

 

 

Research reports

Rao, N., Lee, D., Becher, Y., Taplin, M. (2016, August). Enhancing Early Child Development in Papua New Guinea: Findings from the Early Childhood Facility Survey. Submitted to UNICEF Papua New Guinea.

 

Rao, N., Sun, J., Ng, M., Becher, Y., Lee, D., Ip, P., & Bacon-Shone, J. (2014) Validation, Finalization and Adoption of the East Asia-Pacific Early Child Development Scales (EAP-ECDS). UNICEF, East and Pacific Regional Office.

 

Rao, N., Sun, J., Wong, J.M.S., Weekes, B.S., Ip, P., Shaeffer, S., Young, M.E.,  Bray, M., Chen, E., & Lee, D. (2013).  Early childhood development and cognitive development in developing countries: A rigorous literature review (pp. 101). DFID, UK Government.

 

Conference Presentations

Lee, D., & Rao, N. (2014, July). Teaching English to young learners in a trilingual context.  Paper presented at the 66th OMEP World Confrence in Ireland.

 

Lee, D., Lau, C., & Ng, M L. (2013, July). Teaching English to young learners in a trilingual context. Paper presented at the 65th OMEP World Conference, Shanghai, China.

 

Lee, D., & Rao, N. (2012, July). Implementation of Trilingual Education in the Early Years: Observations from Five Kindergartens in Hong Kong. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Edmonton, Canada.

 

Lee, D., Lau, C., & Rao, N. (2011, November). Facilitating the development of the under threes: Observations from Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Early Childhood Development, Singapore.

 

Lee, D. (2007). Bilingual (Cantonese and English) language development of 4 year-old preschool children in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association, 8th Annual Conference, Hong Kong.

2021-2023. Honorary Consultant for Caritas Hong Kong's Social Work Services Division.

 

2021-2023. Member of the Curriculum Development Council Committee on Early Childhood Education. 

 

2021-2022. Assessment Panel Member on Curriculum Leadership for the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence.

 

2020-2021.  External Reviewer to HKSAR’s Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) Research and Development Projects.

 

2020-. Editorial Panel Member of the International Journal of Inclusive Education.

 

2020. Panel Member to Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) Learning Programme Accreditation for ECE programmes.

 

2018.   External Member of the Internal Programme Validation Panel (IPVP) for the Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education Programme of Caritas Institute of Higher Education.

 

2017-2018. Assessment Panel Member on Kindergarten Education of the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

 

2017-2018.  External Reviewer to HKSAR’s Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) Research and Development Projects.

Other Qualifications

 

Sensory Integration Training for Caring Professionals

Hong Kong Society of Professional Training

 

Acquired training in Special Child Care Work for Special Child Care Workers
Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong

 

Certificate of Registration as a Child Care Worker
Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong

 

Certificate of Registration as a Teacher (Qualified Kindergarten Teacher)
Education Bureau, Hong Kong