• 64 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Variants: Chang, B.

Benjamin "Benji" Chang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.  A former classroom teacher and hip-hop artist, he earned his B.A. (Psychology) at the University of California, San Diego, and his M.Ed., Teaching Certification (Multiple Subjects), and Ph.D. (Education) from the University of California, Los Angeles.  Following his Ph.D. training, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University in the Department of Curriculum & Teaching and the Institute of Urban & Minority Education (IUME).

Working at the intersections of sociology of education, literacy studies, sociocultural learning, and cultural studies, Dr. Chang's scholarship addresses the areas of educational equity, pedagogy, literacy, teacher education, and social movements.  In particular, his work focuses on comparative and international contexts of Chinese and Asian diaspora, and marginalised populations such as working-class, minority, and immigrant communities.  Two central themes throughout Dr. Chang's work are agency and sustainability, as they relate to education for social justice.

Dr. Chang has lectured and collaborated widely at research universities around the Pacific Rim (e.g. South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore), including as Visiting Scholar at Beijing Normal University (China), the Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), and East China Normal University (Shanghai, China).  He has made numerous peer-reviewed presentations at international meetings such as the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Literacy Research Association (LRA), and Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (IACS) conferences.  He has published in journals such as Policy Futures in EducationTheory Into PracticeLinguistics & Education, and Rethinking Schools, as well as in volumes for Routledge and Oxford University Press.  His work has been recognized by awards and fellowships in the areas of pedagogy, literacy, and Asian studies.  Most recently his work was recognized by EdU through the distinctions of "Quality Publication," "Top 10% of Teaching," and "Outstanding Teaching Performance" (for the last 3 consecutive years), which are determined by colleagues and students.  Amongst these various scholarly endeavors, Dr. Chang coordinates The Project for Critical Research on Pedagogy & Praxis (PCRP), a research team of international and diverse students from the undergraduate to Ph.D. level.

Forthcoming papers:

  • "Parent and Family Resistance to High-Stakes Exam Regimes in the United States, Hong Kong and mainland China"
  • "Disrupting Method: Critical Pedagogies and TESOL"

Research interests

  • Chinese and Asian Diaspora
  • Comparative Education
  • Diversity and Minority Education
  • Educational Equity and Social Justice
  • Language, Literacy and Culture
  • Social Movements
  • Teacher Education

Professional information

Scopus ID: 56486751700

Scopus ID: 55795216900

ORCID: 0000-0002-4054-8738

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Research Outputs 2005 2019

  • 64 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 25 Paper
  • 8 Chapter
  • 8 Article
  • 1 Other contribution
social science
2 Citations (Scopus)
social justice
Hong Kong
critical theory
research policy

Issues of educational equity, curriculum and pedagogy in Hong Kong

CHANG, B. J., 2018, Routledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia. KENNEDY, K. J. & LEE, J. C-K. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 110-122

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Hong Kong
mathematics studies