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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

Social Contexts and Policies of 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)
Publications
Articles
  1. Chen, J., Wang, D. (2020). Class Consciousness of Rural Migrant Children in China. The China Quarterly.
  2. WANG, J., Li, H., Wang, D. (2018). Bridging the Rural-Urban Literacy Gap in China: A Mediation Analysis of Family Effects. Journal of Research in Childhood Education.
  3. 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.
  4. Zhou, Y., Cai, T., Wang, D. (2016). Social Segregation in Hong Kong’s Schools: 2000-2012. Chinese Sociological Review.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Wang, D. (2011). Connecting to the International Track (I): The new curriculum reform in China: Guest editor's introduction. Chinese Education and Society.
  15. Wang, D. (2011). Connecting to the international track (II): The new curriculum reform in China. Chinese Education and Society.
  16. Wang, D. (2011). The dilemma of time: Student-centered teaching in the rural classroom in China. Teaching and Teacher Education.
  17. Wang, D. (2011). The new curriculum and the urban-rural literacy gap: The case of one county in Western China. Chinese Education and Society.
  18. 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.
  19. Wang, D. (2009). Progressive Education in Rural China: A Mission Impossible. Education and Culture.
  20. Dan, W. (2008). "Two exemptions and one subsidy" (TEOS): Voices from a grass-roots school. Chinese Education and Society.
  21. Wang, D. (2008). Family-school relations as social capital: Chinese parents in the United States. The School Community Journal (Online).
  22. 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. (2019). What Money Can’t Buy? Motivating Teachers without Merit Pay. World Education Research Association (WERA) 2019 Focal Meeting.
  2. Wang, J., Wang, D., Li, H. (2018). Explaining the Rural-Urban Literacy Gap: Effect of Professional Learning Communities. American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference 2018.
  3. Wang, D. (2018). Organizational Social Capital and Teacher Professional Learning Communities: Comparison of Rural and Urban Schools in China. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, 2018.
  4. Wang, D., TENG, Y. (2018). Portable Human Capital: Rural Education Migration in China. 新时期农村教育发展国际研讨会 = International Conference on Rrual Education.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Wang, D. (2012). Workplace Depoliticized: rural teachers under corrupt bureaucracy in China. 19th EACS Conference 2012.
  12. Wang, D. (2011). Beyond economic incentive: demoralization of rural teachers in China. AAS/ICAS Conference.
  13. 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. Bridges, SM., Andrews, SJ., Tsui, ABM., Chan, CKK., Wang, D., Kwan, TYL., Lam, JWI., Harfitt, GJ., Chan, YYC., Law, WW., Cheng, MMW., Yeung, PS., Cheung, WM., Wang, KYR. (2018). Designing for Integration in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Curricula: The Hong Kong Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). Designing for Integration in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Curricula: The Hong Kong Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). In Wyatt-Smith, C & Adie, L (Eds.), Innovation and Accountability in Teacher Education: Setting Directions for New Cultures in Teacher Education. Singapore: Springer, 2018
  2. 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
  3. 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. 2019-05-26 to 2019-05-26: Public Lecture: 教育與鄉村:中國教育的兩條路線之爭, Public Event (Delivering a Talk, Workshop, Exhibition, Performance, etc.)
  2. 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
  3. 2015-06-14 to 2016-04-24: CEDARS Kerry Foundation rural China services, Other KE Activity Types
  4. 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
  5. 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. 2018-07-01: Portable Human Capital: Rural Education Migration in ChinaInternational Conference on Rural Education Development in the New Era
  2. The making of good teachers: A comparative study of teacher professional learning communities in rural and urban ChinaTeachers for National Academic Forum
  3. 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. 2020 S1, BBED4001, 1B, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  2. 2020 S1, MEDD8802, 1A, Sociology of education: Classic and contemporary theories
  3. 2019 S2, BBED4001, 2E, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  4. 2019 S1, BBED4001, 1B, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  5. 2019 S1, MEDD8802, 1A, Sociology of education: Classic and contemporary theories
  6. 2018 S2, BBED4001, 2E, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  7. 2018 S1, EDUR8051, 1A, Sociology of Education: East and West
  8. 2018 S1, MEDD8802, 1A, Sociology of education: Classic and contemporary theories

 

Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students
  1. 2020 PhD Zhou Ting, Higher Education Studies
  2. 2019 PhD Shi Tangsenyi, Teacher Deployment in Underdeveloped Regions
  3. 2019 PhD Shen Yuting, Sociology of Education, Higher Education, Humanities Education
  4. 2019 PhD Hong Xiaoou, Inequity of English Education in China and South Korea
  5. 2018 PhD Zhong Yiyang, Educational Policy, System and Development in China
  6. 2017 PhD Shi Hejia, Education Policy, Rural Education, Teacher Professional Development, Teacher Education
  7. 2017 PhD Mgaiwa Samson John, Education Management and Leadership
  8. 2016 PhD Wong Ting Yin, Teacher Leaders’ Perception on Their Roles under Reform in Hong Kong Primary Schools
  9. 2016 PhD Teng Yuan: Educational migration and rural decline in China : evidence from one county, Rural Education in China, School Leadership
  10. 2015 PhD Wang Jingying, Family Effect vs. School Effect: Modeling Reading Literacy Attainment in Chinese Primary Students
  11. 2015 PhD Lau Michelle Marie Yi Lok, Early Childhood Education
  12. 2015 PhD Feng Siyuan: Private tutors' perceptions of mixed identities and negotiated roles : a sociocultural investigation in Zhengzhou tutorial centres, China, Shadow Education (Private Supplementary Tutoring)
  13. 2013 PhD Yuan Wei: Adolescents' psychosocial adaptation to visual impairment : the roles of perceived social support, perceived societal attitudes, and coping, Special Education: Inclusive Education
  14. 2013 PhD Liu Junyan: 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
  15. 2013 PhD Liang Weihong: Human rights education as a socialization project for citizenship-making in China, Policy, Administration & Social Sciences Education
  16. 2012 PhD Yi Quanyong: Parental involvement and college access : comparing rural, migrant, and urban parents in mainland China, Sociology of Education or Educational Leadership
  17. 2012 PhD Xiao Chong, Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education
  18. 2012 PhD Chen Jiaxin: School education and construction of social consciousness : a comparative case study of rural migrant children in Beijing, Sociology of Education
  19. 2011 PhD Li Xiaoliang: Demystifying gaokao : cultural capital and university access of rural students in China, Sociology of Education
  20. 2011 PhD Jiang Lei: Democracy and inequality : Hong Kong's identity politics and its implications for local civic education, Curriculum Studies
  21. 2010 PhD Zhang Wei: Private supplementary tutoring received by grade 9 students in Chongqing, China : determinants of demand, and policy implications, Educational Policy & Administration
  22. 2010 PhD Tsang Kwok Kuen: A qualitative study of Hong Kong teachers' emotional experiences at work, Policy, Administration and Social Sciences 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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