Dr WRIGHT, Ewan Thomas Mansell   
Assistant Professor
Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Phone No: (852) 2948 8347
Email: etmwright@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0003-2313-6181
Phone
(852) 2948 8347
Email
etmwright@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
56054775200
Research Interest
  • International Schools
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Globalisation and education
  • University preparation and admission
  • Inequality in education and social reproduction
Teaching Interest
  • International Perspectives on Educational Reform
  • Sociology of Education
  • International Education
  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Globalisation and Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods
Professional Profile

Ewan Wright is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education and Human Development at the Education University of Hong Kong. He is also a Research Fellow at the Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change. He holds a PhD in the Sociology of Education from the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. His primary research interests are based around the proliferation of international schooling in East Asia. He has been principal investigator for research projects commissioned by the International Baccalaureate and Round Square. His research has been published in well-regarded journals such as British Journal of Sociology of Education, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, Globalisation, Societies and Education, Higher Education, and Studies in Higher Education.

Research Interest

  • International Schools
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Globalisation and education
  • University preparation and admission
  • Inequality in education and social reproduction
Teaching Interest

  • International Perspectives on Educational Reform
  • Sociology of Education
  • International Education
  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Globalisation and Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods
Selected Output

Journal Publications
Wright, E., & Feng, S., & Zheng, Y. (2021). Unemployed graduate to the next Jack Ma? A counter-narrative to the entrepreneurship movement in higher education. Higher Education, -, ---.
Ying, M., & Wright, E. (2021). Outsourced concerted cultivation: international schooling and educational consulting in China. International Studies in Sociology of Education, -, ---.
Lee, M., Kim, H., & Wright, E. (2021). The influx of International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes into local education systems in Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea. Educational Review, -, -.
Wright, E., & Mulvey, B. (2021). Internships and the graduate labour market: how upper-middle-class students ‘get ahead’. British Journal of Sociology of Education, -, -.
Wright, E., & Ma, Ying, & Auld, E. (2021). Experiments in being global: the cosmopolitan nationalism of international schooling in China. Globalisation, Societies and Education, -, -.
Wright, E., & Lee, M. (2020). Does the international Baccalaureate ‘work’ as an alternative to mainstream schooling? Perceptions of university students in Hong Kong. Studies in Higher Education, -, -.
Yu, B., Vyas, L., & Wright E. (2020). Cross-cultural transitions in a bilingual context: The interplays between bilingual, individual and interpersonal factors and adaptation. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2019.1623224, 41(7), 600-619.
Wright, E. & Wei, H. (2020). The changing value of higher education as a currency of opportunity. Asian Education and Development Studies, -, ---.
Wright, E & Lee, M. (2019). Re/producing the global middle class: International Baccalaureate alumni at ‘world-class’ universities in Hong Kong. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 40(5), 682-696.
Wright, E., Lee, M., & Feng, S. (2018). Shadowing the International Baccalaureate: private supplementary tutoring for the diploma programme in China. Educational Research for Policy and Practice volume, 17, 127-143.
Wright, E., & Horta, H. (2018). Higher education participation in “high-income” universal higher education systems: “Survivalism” in the risk society. Asian Education and Development Studies, 7(2), 184-284.
Yu, B., & Wright, E. (2017). Academic adaptation amid internationalisation: The challenges for local, mainland Chinese, and international students at Hong Kong’s universities. Tertiary Education and Management, 23(4), 347-360.
Hao, Q., Barnes, B., &, Wright, E., & Branch, R. M. (2017). The influence of achievement goals on online help seeking of computer science students. British Journal of Educational Technology, 48(6), 1273-1283.
Postiglione, G. A., & Wright, E. (2017). Strategic alignment of tertiary education and economies in East and Southeast Asia. International Journal of Chinese Education, 5(2), 187-208.
Hao, Q., Wright, E., Barnes, B., & Branch, M. B. (2016). What are the most important predictors of computer science students' online help-seeking behaviors?. Computers in Human Behavior, 62, 464-474.
Wright, E., Lee, M., Tang, H.H.H., & Tsui, G. C. P. (2016). Why offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme? A comparison between schools in Asia-Pacific and other regions. Journal of Research in International Education, 15(1), 3-17.
Lee, M., & Wright, E. (2016). Moving from elite international schools to the world’s elite universities: A critical perspective. International Journal of Comparative Education and Development, 18(2), 120-136.
Yu, B. & Wright, E. (2016). Socio-cultural adaptation, academic adaptation and satisfaction of international higher degree research students in Australia. Tertiary Education and Management, 22, 49-64.
Wright, E.,& Lee, M. (2014). Elite International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme schools and inter-cultural understanding in China. British Journal of Educational Studies, 62(2), 149-169.
Wright, E., & Lee, M. (2014). Developing skills for youth in the 21st century: The role of elite International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme schools in China. International Review of Education, 6(2), 119-216.

Conference Papers
Wright, E. & Lee, M. (2021, April). University Preparation in Hong Kong: Is the International Baccalaureate the Cadillac of College-Prep Programs?. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, USA (virtual conference).
Wright, E., Walker, A., Lee, M., Bryant, D. A., & Hassan, S. K. (2021, April). How do students build leadership skills? A global study of Round Square schools. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2021, USA. (virtual conference), USA.

Creative and Literary Works, Consulting Reports and Case Studies
Wright, E., Walker, A., Bryant, A. D., Hassan, S. K., & Choi, S. (2021). A Cross-cultural Study of Student Leadership in Round Square Schools. Research Report submitted to the Round Square. Hong Kong.

Project

International School Choice: New Identities and Mobiliites in China’s Greater Bay Area
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Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): WRIGHT, Ewan Thomas Mansell
 
A Cross-cultural Study of Student Leadership in Round Square Schools
In this study, we are examining how young people perceive, experience, and build leadership across different cultures, and what approaches are most effective in developing student leadership in Round Square schools.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): WRIGHT, Ewan Thomas Mansell
 
Personal Project: How Does the IB Middle Years Programme’s Capstone Experience Impact Students, Educators, and School Communities?
A multi-cultural research team based at the APCLC consisting of Dr Darren Bryant, Prof Allan Walker, Dr Ewan Wright, Dr Chrysa Keung, Prof Sylvia Tang and Dr Gail Yuen have been awarded a competitive International Baccalaureate (IB) research grant to investigate the impact of the IB Middle Years Programme’s capstone experience on students, educators, and school communities. More specifically, the research will:
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): WRIGHT, Ewan Thomas Mansell, BRYANT, Darren Anthony
 
Personal Project: How Does the IB Middle Years Programme’s Capstone Experience Impact Students, Educators, and School Communities? (Research Matching Grant)
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Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): WRIGHT, Ewan Thomas Mansell
 
A Cross-cultural Study of Student Leadership in Round Square Schools
In this study, we are examining how young people perceive, experience, and build leadership across different cultures, and what approaches are most effective in developing student leadership in Round Square schools.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): WRIGHT, Ewan Thomas Mansell
 
Decoding the IB Teacher Professional: A Comparative Study of Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, South Korea, and Turkey
The research is investigating professional characteristics and pedagogical practices of International Baccalaureate teachers around the world. Specifically, the research is investigating who IB teachers are, what common (or distinctive) traits they have, how they enact their professional practices, how they perceive their professional capacity, and whether they are satisfied with their profession and organisational support.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LEE MOO SUNG 李武成 (WRIGHT, Ewan Thomas Mansell as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
The Emerging Landscape of the International Baccalaureate in China's Greater Bay Area: How Do Schools Engage with a Globalised Education?
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Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): WRIGHT, Ewan Thomas Mansell