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Chinese Name: 崔太僖

Variants: Choi, T. H.

Dr. CHOI Tae Hee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Policy and Leadership and a Research Fellow of the Institute's Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at Hong Kong Institute of Education, and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. She had also served as the President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (2016-2018). She received her MA degree in Second Language Studies at University of Hawaii at Manoa, US, and her PhD in Education from King’s College London, UK.

Her current research focuses on the process and impact of educational policies/reforms in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly concerning English language education/language-in-education and those responding to neoliberal trends. She is currently teaching on BEd, MA and MTeach programmes, and supervising EdD/PhD students. Prospective EdD/PhD students who share research interests are welcome to contact her. Her scholarship and expertise in the field is recognised through international awards (e.g., Young Scholar Best Paper Awards, The Asia Pacific Educational Research Association), advisory-seeking (e.g., Asia Productivity Organisation of The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; Cambridge University Press), and Visiting Scholarship (e.g., University of Queensland, Australia; Strathclyde University, Scotland). 

Previously she was a visiting lecturer at King’s College London, UK (2010 – July 2013) and taught BA and MA students; was a teacher educator and policy advisor (2005-2009) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher (1995-2009) in South Korea. She published about thirty EFL learning and teaching resources with Korean and international publishers, in addition to academic publications.

 

Research interests

Analysis of Policies and Reforms

- Policy and reform processes

- English language education or language-in-education policies

- Neoliberal policy agendas (e.g. privatisation)

Teacher development and change

Comparative Education

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Research Outputs 2001 2019

outsourcing
South Korea
Hong Kong
education
school
public private partnership
sustainability
education
teacher
private sector
public private partnership
Hong Kong
Japan
governance
jurisdiction
3 Citations (Scopus)
generation conflict
educational reform
heuristics
reform
teacher
equity
history
education
neoliberalism
student