Dr QIAN, Haiyan   錢海燕
Associate Professor
Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Director
The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership & Change
Phone No: (852) 2948 8102
Email: hqian@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-5810-3577
Phone
(852) 2948 8102
Email
hqian@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
14049066900
Research Interest

Educational Leadership

School principalship in China

Influence of the social and cultural context on schooling across Chinese socieities

Qualitative research methods

Teaching Interest

Effective Educational Leadership

Teacher Learning

Qualitative Research Methods

External Appointment

Member of the T-standard+ Consortium Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals, HK

Board member of the Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education (A University Council for Educational Administration Committee, USA)

Professional Profile

Haiyan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership and Director of The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change. She studied in Mainland China, UK and HK and joined the Education University of Hong Kong in 2012.

She has won the Early Career Award 2014/15 from the University Grants Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the President's Award for Outstanding Pefromance in Research 2015/16 and the President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching (Team Award) 2016/17 from the Education University of Hong Kong.

Research Interest

Educational Leadership

School principalship in China

Influence of the social and cultural context on schooling across Chinese socieities

Qualitative research methods

Teaching Interest

Effective Educational Leadership

Teacher Learning

Qualitative Research Methods

External Appointment

Member of the T-standard+ Consortium Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals, HK

Board member of the Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education (A University Council for Educational Administration Committee, USA)

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Qian, H. Y., & Walker, A. (2020). System reform in China: Mobilising and sharing resources across schools. Harris, A., & Jones, M. S., Leading and transforming education systems. Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospect, vol. 52. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4996-0_3 (33-46). Singapore: Springer.
Walker, A., & Qian, H-Y. (2019). Leadership and culture. T. Bush, L. Bell, & D. Middlewood, The principles of educational leadership & management (3rd ed.) (311-330). London: Sage.
Qian, H. Y., & Walker, A. (2018). Exploring the successful school leadership literature: How is it defined, practised and developed in China’. J. Wilkinson & L. Bristol, Examining leadership as a culturally constructed practice: New directions and possibilities (95-117). London: Routledge.
Qian, H. Y., & Walker, A. (2018). Sun Yat-sen: A boundary-crosser. J. S. Brooks, Leading against the grain: Lessons from visionaries for creating just and equitable schools (32-38). New York: Teacher College Press.
Walker, A., & Qian, H. Y. (2018). Deciphering Chinese school leadership: Conceptualizations, context and complexities. London: Routledge.
Walker, A., & Qian, H. Y. (2017). Two buckets in a well: Searching for conditions of success in Chinese schools. Springwood, NSW, Australia.: ICSEI (International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement) Keynote Series.
Bryant, D.A., Walker, A. & Qian, H. (2017). Asian Geographies of Educational Leadership. D. Waite & I. Bogotch, The Wiley international handbook of educational leadership (375-396). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Qian, H. Y., Walker, A., & Bryant, D. A. (2017). Global trends and issues impacting the development of educational leaders. M. D. Young & G. Crow, Handbook of research on the education of school leaders (2nd edition) (53-73). New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis).
Qian, H. & Walker, A.D. (2016). Leading as State Agents: Narratives of Shanghai Principals. In Clarke, S. & O’Donoghue, T. (Eds), School Leadership in Diverse Contexts (153-172). UK/Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Qian, H. Y., Walker, A., & Zheng, Y. L. (2016). Research on Chinese principals and their work. H. Ärlestig, J. Olof, & C. Day (Eds.), A decade of research on school principals: Cases from 24 countries (331-355). Netherlands: Springer.
Qian, H. Y., & Walker, A. (2015). How principals promote and understand teacher development under curriculum reform in China. Gu Q., The work and lives of teachers in China (165-179). London: Routledge.
Qian, H. Y., & Walker, A. (2014). Leading with empathy. C. M. Branson & S. J. Gross, Handbook of ethical educational leadership (112-127). London: Routledge.
Walker, A., Hu, R., & Qian H. Y. (2013). Gateways to Leading Learning: Principal leadership in China: An Initial Review. Hong Kong: The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change, Hong Kong.
Qian, H. Y., & Walker, A. (2013). Leading curriculum reform in China: Principals in the middle. H-B Yin & C. K. J. Lee (Eds.), Curriculum reform in China: Changes and challenges (47-59). New York: Nova Science.
Qian, H. Y., & Walker, A. (2011). Leadership for learning in China: The political and policy context. In T. Townsend & J. MacBeath (Eds.), International Handbook of Leadership for Learning (209-224). Netherlands: Springer.
Qian, H. Y., & Walker, A. (2011). The “gap” between policy intent and policy effect: An exploration of the interpretations of school principals in China. In T. Huang & A. W. Wiseman (Eds.), The Impact and Transformation of Education Policy in China, International Perspectives on Education and Policy (187-208). Bingley, UK: Emerald.
Walker, A., & Qian, H. Y. (2011). Successful school leadership in China. In C. Day (Ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of Teacher and School Development (446-457). London and New York: Routledge.
Walker, A., Chen, S. Y., & Qian, H. Y. (2008). Leader development across three Chinese societies. In J. Lumby, P, Pashiardis & G. Crow (Eds.), International Handbook on the Preparation and Development of School Leaders (410-434). New York: Routledge.
Walker, A., Hallinger, P., & Qian, H. Y. (2007). Leadership development for school effectiveness and improvement in East Asia. In T. Townsend (Ed.), International Handbook of School Effectiveness and School Improvement (635-658). Netherlands: Springer.

Journal Publications
Qian, H. Y., & Walker, A. (2020). Expert teachers as drivers of teacher professional learning. Australian Educational Leader, 42(2), 29-32.
Qian, H-Y, & Walker, A. (2020). Creating conditions for professional learning communities (PLCs) in schools in China: The role of school principals. Professional Development in Education. https://doi.org/10.180/1945257.2020.1770839, xx, xx-xx.
Walker, A., & Qian, H. Y. (2020). Developing a model of instructional leadership in China. COMPARE: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2020.1747396 , xx, xx-xx.
Qian, H-Y, & Walker, A. (2019). Reconciling top-down policy intent with internal accountability: the role of Chinese school principal. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11092-019-09309-4, xx, 1-23.
Guo, W., Lu, J., & Qian, H. (2018). Principal instructional leadership: Chinese PIMRS development and validation. Chinese Education & Society, 51(5), 337-358.
Walker, A., & Qian H-Y (2018). Exploring the mysteries of school success in Shanghai. ECNU Review of Education, 1(1), 119-134.
Qian, H. Y., & Walker, A. (2017). Leading schools with migrant children in Shanghai: Understanding policies and practices. International Journal of Educational Management, 31(5), 564-579.
Qian, H. Y., Walker, A., & Li, X. J. (2017). The west wind vs. the east wind: Instructional leadership model in China. Journal of Educational Administration, 55(2), 186-206.
Qian, H-Y, Walker, A., Yang, X. (2017). Building and leading a learning culture among teachers: A case study of a Shanghai primary school. Educational Management, Administration & Leadership, 45(1), 101-122.
Qian, H. (2016). Improving Teachers’ Research Engagement: Case Studies of Three School Research Coordinators. Leading and Managing, 22(2), 18-33.
Qian, H. Y., Walker, A. (2015). The education of migrant children in Shanghai: The battle for equity. International Journal of Educational Development, 44, 74-81.
Walker, A. & Qian, H. Y. (2015). Review of Research on School Principal Leadership in Mainland China, 1998-2013: Continuity and Change. Journal of Educational Administration, 53(4), 467-491.
Qian, H. Y., & Walker. A. (2014). Principalship in China: Emerging propositions. Leading & Managing, 20(2), 60-74.
Qian, H. Y. & Walker, A. (2013). How Principals Promote and Understand Teacher Development under Curriculum Reform in China. Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 41(3), 304-315.
Walker, A., Hu, R., & Qian, H.Y. (2012). Principal leadership in China: An initial review. School Effectiveness and School Improvement: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice, 23(4), 369-399.
Walker,A. & Qian, H. Y. (2012). Reform disconnection in China. Peabody Journal of Eucation, 87(2), 162-177.
钱海燕、肖志国、陈侃和丁妍(2012):<师生对“教学优点”的不同定义———基于复旦大学问卷调查的分析 >,《《复旦教育论坛》》,第4期,页31-35。
钱海燕 (2010). <西方质的教育领导研究的兴起及其启示>. 《复旦教育论坛》, 第5期, 页31-36.
Walker, A., Qian, H. Y., & Chen, S. Y. (2007). Leadership and moral literacy in intercultural schools. Journal of Educational Administration, 45(4), 379-397.
Walker, A., & Qian, H. Y. (2006). Beginning principals: balancing at the top of the greasy pole. Journal of Educational Administration, 44(4), 297-309.

Conference Papers
Qian, H-Y., & Walker, A. (2019, March). Reconciling top-down policy intent with internal accountability: The role of Chinese school principals. Invited Paper Presentation at The Asia Leadership Roundtable 2019, Guilin, China.
Qian, H. Y., Walker, A., & Zheng, Y. (2015, March). Research on Chinese principals and their work. Asia Leadership Roundtable 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.
Qian, H. Y., Walker, A., & Yang, X. W. (2014, November). Building and leading learning cultures: A Shanghai case study. The Annual Meeting of the University Council of Educational Administration,, Washington.
Qian, H-Y., & Walker, A. (2014, May). Pursuing equity in a hierarchical and authoritarian political system: The case of Shanghai. The first Asia Pacific congress on creating inclusive schools, Sydney, Australia.
Qian, H., & Walker, A. (2013, March). Invited paper presentation: How principals promote and understand teacher development under curriculum reform in China. Asia Leadership Roundtable 2013, Shanghai, China.
Qian, H. Y. (2011, November). Leading for equity: New challenges for school leaders in China. Paper presented at the University Council for Education Administration (UCEA) Convention 2011 on “Forecasting the Future of Leadership Preparation and Practive: Reclaiming Ground through Research, Policy and Politics”, Pittsburgh, USA.
Qian, H. Y.(2011,10):他者的目光: 國際文獻中的中國學校改進,論文發表於東北師範大學第二屆“學校改進與教師專業發展”國際論壇,吉林。

Project

Promoting Teacher Learning and Improving Instruction: What is the Role of Cross-school Instructional Leadership?
The project explores the role of expert teachers as cross-school instructional leaders in Shanghai
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): QIAN, Haiyan 錢海燕
 
How principals interpret and enact instructional Leadership in Eastern, Central and Western regions of China: A comparative study
The project collects qualitative data from Shanghai, Hubei and Guizhou and compares how principals in these three regions interpret and enact their roles as instructional leaders.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): QIAN, Haiyan 錢海燕
 
Leading School-based Research to Improve Student Learning: Lessons from Shanghai
This study aims to build an in-depth understanding of the leadership strategies and practices associated with the successful promotion and implementation of school-based research in Shanghai. More specifically, the study aims to identify and analyze the key roles played by school leaders in leading school-based research to improve student learning. The study is located in Shanghai because school-based research as a change strategy has been promoted and mobilized at a large scale, something rare . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): QIAN, Haiyan 錢海燕
 
Teacher Peer Excellence Groups (TPEGs): Building sustainable communities of practice with school-based action research
This project how US schools have borrowed the Shanghai-model teacher development program and how such program has influenced US teachers and their teaching practice.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): QIAN, Haiyan 錢海燕
 
APCLC Regional Research Grant: Developing an Indigenous Conception of Instructional Leadership in China (Shanghai and Hubei)
This research is a part of a larger comparative study of principal instructional leadership being conducted in Central Vietnam, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Thailand. The purpose of this study is to seek the understanding of the indigenous conception of instructional leadership of principals in Shanghai and Hubei in the Chinese Mainaland. More specifically, the study aims to convey the elementary school principals’ perspectives and their practices in the domain of instructio . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): QIAN, Haiyan 錢海燕
 
Supporting New Non-local Students' Academic and Social-cultural Integration into the FEHD and HKIEd Communities: An Evidence-based Approach
This project seeks to build a research evidence base on how new non-local students (NLS) and their senior peers at a Faculty of Education experience academic and social-cultural integration into the Faculty and the Institution. The research evidence will be drawn upon in formulating practices and strategies for the Faculty NLS Support initiative. Compared with their local peers who also face academic and social integration challenges as they move into the new learning environment (Pascarella & T . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): YANG, Min 楊敏 (QIAN, Haiyan 錢海燕 as Co-Investigator)
 
The role of leadership in improving teachers’ research engagement: A comparative study of Hong Kong and Shanghai
The purpose of the research is to explore the role played by school schools (including but not confined to school principals) in improving teachers’ research engagement, and in converting research knowledge into practice across the two research sites of Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): QIAN, Haiyan 錢海燕
 
Promoting curriculum leadership in Shanghai: Policies, strategies and implications
This project attempts to investigate how school principals in Shanghai understands and practices curriculum leadeship.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): QIAN, Haiyan 錢海燕
 
Prizes and awards

The President’s Award for Outstanding Performance 2016/17 in Teaching

Date of receipt: 12/5/2017, Conferred by: The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Outstanding Performance in Research (Early Career Research Excellence Award)

Date of receipt: 11/5/2016, Conferred by: The Hong Kong Institute of Education
 
Early Career Award

Date of receipt: 8/10/2014, Conferred by: UGC