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Chinese name: 張成泰

Dr. Sung Tae Jang is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the Education University of Hong Kong. His research suggests critical implications for policies and leadership for social justice, school finance, and school culture to create more just schools. As a critical quantitative researcher and social justice scholar, Dr. Jang’s research makes excluded groups in education policy more visible and answers the critical question of whose voices are still unheard. His work is published in American Education Research Journal, Race Ethnicity and Education, American Journal of Education, Educational Policy, Urban Education, and Education Policy Analysis Archives. His teaching focuses on preparing his students to be effective leaders, educators, and scholars who can contribute to the realization of educational equity and social justice.

Prior to completing his PhD in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Jang served for seven years as an elementary school teacher in South Korea. Dr. Jang was nationally selected as one of the Graduate Fellow and Policy Associates sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration in the United States. He was also the 2019 AERA SIG Research on Women and Education Selma Greenberg Outstanding Dissertation Award winner, 2018 AERA SIG Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans Outstanding Dissertation Award winner, as well as 2019 Rising Alumni Award recipient at the University of Minnesota.

Research interests

  • Intersectionality
  • Educational equity
  • Social justice leadership
  • School finance
  • Educational outcomes and experiences in low-income ethnically and linguistically diverse communities

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intersectionality Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
expenditures Social Sciences
equity Social Sciences
poverty Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
efficiency Social Sciences
responsibility Social Sciences

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Research Outputs 2017 2019

  • 8 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 7 Article
secondary school
socioeconomic status
social status
2 Citations (Scopus)
cost of living
cost structure

Policy, poverty, and student achievement: An exploration of the impact of state policies

ALEXANDER, N. A. & JANG, S. T., Sep 2018, In : Educational Policy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

educational poverty
4 Citations (Scopus)
female student
social status