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Personal Profile

Personal Information

Born 1961. Married.
B.A. (1984), P.C.Ed. (1989), M.Ed. (1994) (HKU)

Career

Vice- President, HK Professional Teachers’ Union (2014- )
Legislative Council Member (2012- )
Part-time Lecturer, The University of Hong Kong (2010-)
Chief Executive, HK Professional Teachers’ Union (2012-)
Part-time Lecturer, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (2012-13)
Part-time lecturer, various tertiary institutions (2009-2012)
Part-time Lecturer / Adivsor, The University of Hong Kong (2009-2012)
Part-time Lecturer / Adivsor, Hong Kong Baptist University (2009-2011)
Principal, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity (2007-2009)
Lecturer, HK Institute of Education (1995-2006)
Teacher, secondary schools (1986-1995)
Community Worker, Society for Community Organization (1985-1986)
Editor-in-Chief, Genius Publishing Company (1984-1985)

Education Involvement

Professional Groups

Director, HK Professional Teachers’ Union (2010- )
Chairman, HK Society of Small Class Teaching (2010- )
Chair of the Tertiary Group, Hong Kong Teachers’ Association (2010- )
President, Hong Kong University Education Alumni Association (2004-2008)
President, Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (2002-2004)
Vice-Chairman, Hong Kong Primary Education Research Association (2000-2002)

Academic Institutions

Member, Cultural Studies Advisory Board, Lingnan University (2008- )
Founding Director (2006) and Principal Advisor (2007- ), Centre for Development and Research in Small Class Teaching, the Hong Kong Institute of Education
Expert Member, Asia-Pacific Centre for Education Leadership and Quality, the Hong Kong Institute of Education (2003- )
Steering Committee Member, Eight-Nations Education Research Project hosted by University of Pennsylvania (2003-2007)
Advisor on Small Class Teaching, Education Bureau of Dalian Xigang District (2010- )
Academic Consultant, Nanjing Research Institute on Small Class Teaching (2010- )

Schools

Member, School Management Committee/Incorporated Management Committee, HKTA Lee Heng Kwei Secondary School (2008- )
Member, School Management Committee/Incorporated Management Committee, Ko Lui Secondary School (2005- )

NGO & Civic Groups

Director, The Hong Kong Institute of Family Education (2010- )
Advisor on Employee Retraining Curriculum, Continued Education Centre, St James’ Settlement (2009- )
Convenor, Education Policy Group of Meeting Point (1988-95)

Government & Semi-Government Agencies

Standing Committee Member, Advisory Management Committee, HK Teachers’ Centre (2008- )
Arts Advisor (Arts Education), HK Arts Development Council (2008- )
Seconded Member, Decision Support Unit, Education Department (1999-2000)
Member, Monitoring Committee on Target-oriented Curriculum, Education Department (1995-1998)
Member, Curriculum and Teacher Training Sub-group, Working Group on Support Services for Schools with Band 5 Students, Education Department (1993)

Social & Political Involvement

Member, Education Subsector, Election Committee (2006- )
Director, SynergyNet (2002- )
Part-time Member, Central Policy Unit (1998-1999)
External Vice-President, Hong Kong University Students’ Union (1983)
Chairman, Organizing Committee of the 9th Youth Literary Awards (1981-1982)
Member, Secondary School Student Group for the Chinese Campaign (1979)

Media & Publication

Guest Convenor, “Heart of Education”, Radio Television Hong Kong (2012- )
Guest Convenor, “Broadcasting Education Conference”, Radio Television Hong Kong (1999-2003)
Publications include: Those Days of Teaching (1996), What’s Worth Fighting For in Your School? (trans.) (1999), Everchanging Chinese Characters (2000), Towards Small Class Teaching (2009), etc.
Series Editor, Education Research Series (#01-04) of HK Professional Teachers’ Union (2011-2012)
Frequent contributor, various local newspapers

Award

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Sing Yin Secondary School (2000)
Champion of Poem Section and First runner-up of Prose Section in the “Chinese Creative Writing Awards of the International Year of Youth” jointly organized by the Yuen Long City Hall and Wah Kiu Yat Po (1985)
Team Leader of the Sing Yin Secondary School Quiz Team which won the championship of the “1st Inter-School Quiz Competition on Chinese Knowledge” organised by the Radio and Television Hong Kong (1977)

Interest

Reading, Movie, Music