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Chinese Name: 高放

Variants: Gao, F.

Dr. Gao Fang is Assistant Professor in the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning. Prior to joining the University, she was Research Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. 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 higher education. She has published Becoming a model minority: Schooling experiences of ethnic Koreans in China (Lexington Books, 2010), 23 papers in international refereed journals such as Comparative Education, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Educational Research, Educational Review, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, Current Issues in Language Planning, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Asian Ethnicity, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism and so forth, and 12 refereed book chapters. Her second monograph Power, identity, and second language learning: Teaching and learning Chinese as a second language in China is in preparation and to be published by Routledge. She is also the editor for two upcoming edited books Education, ethnicity and inequality in multilingual Asian contextTertiary education in Asia and Eurasia: Sustainable policies, practices and developments by Springer. 

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 educational and social change. Her main research interests include:

  • Minority Education
  • Higher Education 

Professional information

ORCID: 0000-0003-3433-8168

Scopus ID: 26534144500

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Research Outputs 2007 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
Hong Kong

Education, ethnicity and equity in the multilingual Asian context

GUBE, J. C. C. & GAO, F., 2019, Singapore: Springer.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

national minority
educational inequality

From living in cultural and linguistic diversity to equitable outcomes in education: An introduction

GUBE, J. C. C. & GAO, F., 2019, Education, ethnicity and equity in the multilingual Asian context. GUBE, J. & GAO, F. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 1-12

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

national minority

Parental involvement and university aspirations of ethnic Korean students in China

GAO, F. & TSANG, Y. K., 2019, Education, ethnicity and equity in the multilingual Asian context. GUBE, J. & GAO, F. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 215-233

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

social capital
parental involvement in education
women's university