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Prof. TSUI Kwok Tung is currently a Professor (Practice) of Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education and Human Development at The Education University of Hong Kong. His research interests include curriculum leadership, teacher leadership, teacher effectiveness and professional development. Prof. Tsui has intensive experience in teacher education, consultancy and training in local and internal contexts. He had been appointed by the World Bank to be an International Consultant for the School Education Quality Assurance Program in Vietnam in 2008-09 and a nation-wide Primary Teacher Project in Vietnam in 2000. Prof. Tsui has been commissioned by the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Government (EDB) to lead a team to train local primary school curriculum leaders since the inception of this Scheme in 2002. He conducted a large-scale survey on Curriculum Leadership and Management in Primary Schools contracted by the EDB in year 2010. Prof. Tsui finished a consultancy work for the Education Policy and Reform Unit, UNESCO Bangkok on the Education Micro-planning Toolkit project which is published (on-line) in 2014 by UNESCO. Recently he finished another consultancy work for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for A Comparative Review of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Systems across Countries and Regions. He has published a number of academic articles in leading international academic journals, and was co-editor of three edited books on teacher education and development published by the Kluwer Academic Publishers and HKIEd. Prof. Tsui was the external examiner for the University of Bristol on EdD programme.

Research interests

Curriculum Leadership Curriculum Innovations and Change Teacher Effectiveness and Development Teacher Quality and Standards

External Appointments

International Consultant, The World Bank, Project on Teacher Quality in Vietnam, March 2008 to March 2009. International Consultant, The World Bank, A project on Quality Assurance on Primary Teacher and Teacher Training Programmes, March 2000. Awarded the Fellowship of Hong Kong Primary Education Research Association, April 2008. External Examiner of Ed.D. Theses, the University of Bristol in 2005 and 2006. Chief Editor, Journal of Quality School Education.

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Teaching Interests

  • Curriculum leadership
  • Curriculum reform and innovation
  • Teacher leadership and effectiveness
  • Teacher professional development

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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