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Chinese Name: 汪雅量

Variants: Walker, A., Walker, A. D.

Allan Walker is Joseph Lau Chair Professor of International Educational Leadership, Dean, Faculty of Education and Human Development and Director of The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).  Prior joining the EdUHK, he has worked in universities in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong and has conducted leader development courses and/or research in America, Europe and across the Asia Pacific. 

Allan has published extensively on educational administration and leadership; and school leadership development and learning. His work also explores the relationship between culture and school leadership. Allan serves on the editorial boards of the top ranked journals in his field and has published over 300 books and articles with international publishers and in the world’s most prestigious academic journals.  His recent research focuses on expanding knowledge of school leadership in Chinese and other Asian societies and disseminating this internationally.  Allan has also acted as a consultant/advisor on large-scale research and development activities in countries including Singapore, China, Taiwan, Norway, Finland, Vietnam, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Canada, the US, UK, and Australia. 

He is known internationally for his passion for school leadership, innovative approaches to leader development and the promotion of leader control and accountability for their own professional learning. In 2010 Allan was made a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leadership for his contribution to educational leadership research and development globally, but especially in South and Southeast Asia. In 2011, he was awarded an endowed chair professorship by The Education University of Hong Kong in recognition of his outstanding research and academic achievements in international educational leadership. In 2015, he was awarded the Edwin M. Bridges Award by the University Council of Educational Administration in recognition of his significant contribution to the preparation and development of school leaders.  He has won six General Research Fund grants and twenty other competitive research and development grants.

汪雅量為香港教育大學國際教育領才講座教授,並同時擔任教育及人類發展學院院長及亞太領導與變革研究中心總監。加入香港教育大學前,汪雅量教授曾於澳洲、新加坡及香港多所大學及專上學府執教,並為美洲、歐洲及亞太多國提供領才學習及發展課程。

 

汪雅量教授學術論著甚富,於教育行政與領導,及學校領才學習與發展外,汪教授亦曾研究領導學習文化對學校領才之影響。汪教授出任多份教育領導國資際學術期刊編輯委員,亦於國際學術期刊及出版社發表、編著超過300份學術論文及著作。 汪教授近期研究專注拓展中國、亞太以至全球教育領導的知識基礎。汪教授亦於本港及世界各地不同機構出任顧問。曾於星加坡、中國、臺灣、挪威、芬蘭、越南、馬來西亞、菲律賓、印尼、泰國、加拿大、美國、英國、新西蘭及澳洲等地推展領才學習及發展課程,研究領才發展。

 

汪雅量教授對學校領導研究充滿熱誠,有關創新的學校領才發展思維、以及學校領袖如何自決自身專業發展和學習的研究及發展工作享譽國際。公元二零一零年,汪雅量教授獲澳洲教育領導議會頒受資深研究員榮銜,以表揚汪教授對全球、尤其是東亞及東南亞教育領導研究與發展的貢獻。翌年,汪雅量教授獲香港教育大學頒受冠名國際教育領導講座教授銜,用以表彰汪教授在國際教育領導教研的傑出成就。公元二零一五零年,汪雅量教授獲「教育行政大學議會」(University Council of Educational Administration) 頒授「布瑞傑玆獎」(The Edwin M. Bridges Award)殊榮,以肯定其在教育領袖培訓及專業發展的重大貢獻。 汪雅量教授曾六次榮獲香港研究資助局資助,並曾二十多次獲不同的國際教育科研機構撥款,開展學校教育領導研究。

 

Research interests

Educational Leadership

Comparative Educational Leadership

Curriculum Leadership

Leader Development

Education & Development

School Effectiveness and School Improvement

School Organization and Educational Administration

Education and Politics

Qualitative Methods

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Research Outputs 1986 2018

generation conflict
educational reform
heuristics
reform
teacher
leadership
school
China
leader
comparative education

Developments in educational leadership research and practice in Asia

BRYANT, D. A. & WALKER, A. D., 2018, Routledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia. KENNEDY, K. J. & LEE, J. C-K. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 995-1003

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

leadership
political system
education system
republic
village

Exploring the mysteries of school success in Shanghai

WALKER, A. D. & QIAN, H., 2018, In : ECNU Review of Education. 1, 1, p. 119-134

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

school success
China
general conditions
school education
Values

Exploring the successful school leadership literature in China

QIAN, H., WALKER, A. D. & LI, J., 2018, Educational leadership as a culturally-constructed practice: New directions and possibilities. WILKINSON, J. & BRISTOL, L. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 95-117

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

leadership
China
school
literature
principal