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Dr. Gao Fang is Associate Professor in the Department of International Education. She did her undergraduate studies and initial professional education at Shenyang University in China. She has a Master degree in Educational Sciences from the University of Amsterdam and she completed PhD in the Sociology of Education at the University of Hong Kong. Her main research interests are in minority education and sociology of education. She has publishedBecoming a model minority: Schooling experiences of ethnic Koreans in China(Lexington Books, 2010), 34 papers in international refereed journals such asRace Ethnicity and Education (A*), British Educational Research Journal (A*),Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (A*), International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (A*), Teachers andTeaching: Theory and Practice (A), ,Current Issues in Language Planning (A),British Journal of Sociology of Education (A),Comparative Education (A),Asian Ethnicity (A)and so forth, and 17 refereed book chapters.She is also the editor forEducation, ethnicity and equity in the multilingual Asian context (2019) by Springer and Identities, practices and education of evolving multicultural families in Asiaby Routledge.Her second monographPower, identity, and second language learning: Teaching and learning Chinese as a second language in Chinais in preparation and to be published by Routledge.

Research interests

Dr. Gao specializes in the sociology of education with an emphasis on Education, Equity, and Diversity. She examines educational policies and processes of teaching and learning in local and global contexts and in relation to demographic, linguistic, and cultural diversity. Her priority has been to engage in interdisciplinary and empowering studies through critical and multicultural lenses with education agenda that not only identifies racial/ethnic/language minority students’ educational vulnerability, but also analyses educational policy and practice provision that contributes to the overcoming of those inequalities and social justice. Her main research interests include:

  • Minority Education
  • Sociology of Education

Teaching Interests

  • Education for a Meaningful Life: Great Thinkers
  • Educational Reform and Development in Global Context
  • Multilingual Education

External Appointments

Associate Editor: Multicultural Education Review (2017-).
Editorial Board Member: Human Rights Education Review (2017- ).
Editorial Board Member: Migration and Language Education (2017- ).

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