Dr WONG, Koon Lin   黃觀連
Assistant Professor
Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Phone No: (852) 2948 8508
Email: wongkl@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-7927-0358
Phone
(852) 2948 8508
Email
wongkl@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
56824759100
Research Interest
  • Diversity and Minority Education
  • Refugee Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Citizenship Education
  • Moral and Servant Leadership
  • Teacher Leadership

Personal Profile

Dr. Wong is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, the Education University of Hong Kong. She earned her B.A. (communications) and M.Ed (educational leadership and foundations) from the Brigham Young University, Utah, USA, and Ph.D. (Education) from the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong. Following her Ph.D., she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Education University of Hong Kong. Dr. Wong has participated in various research projects over the past ten years (such as Participatory Citizenship, Applied Learning, Curriculum Reform, Work-Based Learning, Hong Kong refugee, Teachers’ Perceptions of Citizenship Education, School Leadership for Civic Learning) and has been involved in international projects (such as research undertaken on a UNESCO project on out of school children, comparison of higher education study for Asia-Pacific region students, teacher preparation programs in Mainland, China). Her work has been recognized by EdUHK through publication awards. She has served as a reviewer of international and local academic journals, and she is the handling editor for Citizenship Teaching and Learning.

Research Interest

  • Diversity and Minority Education
  • Refugee Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Citizenship Education
  • Moral and Servant Leadership
  • Teacher Leadership

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Chapter in an edited book (author)
Chau, C.C.W. & Wong, K. L. (2021). Evolution and controversies of social studies in the Hong Kong education context. in K. Kennedy (Eds.), Routledge (50-68). London & New York: Routledge
Wong, K. L.& Lee, C. K. J. (2021). Teachers’ perceptions of moral, civic and national education practices in schools. in K. Kennedy, Routledge (136-147). London & New York: Routledge
Ng, S. W. & Wong, K. L. (2018). Education for justice-oriented and participatory citizenship in a politicized era in Hong Kong. In Pineda-Alfonso, J.A., Alba-Fernandez, D., & Navarro-Medina (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Education for Participative Citizenship and Global Prosperity. (133-151). USA: IGI Global

Journal Publications
Publication in refereed journal
Wong, K. L., Lee, C. K. J., Kennedy, K. J. (2022). School Leadership for Civic Learning: The Case of Socio-Political Turbulence in Hong Kong. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 50(3), 511-530
Aktas, C.B., Wong, K. L., (2022). How did this happen? Educational Solutions to Societal Injustice.. Dewey Studies , 5(2), 579-591
Lee, C. K. J., Wong, K. L., Kong, R. H. M (2021). Secondary school teachers’ self-efficacy for moral and character education and its predictors: A Hong Kong perspective. . Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice , online, 1-30
Lee, J. C. K., Wong, K. L., & Kong, R. H. M. (2021). Secondary school teachers’ self-efficacy for moral and character education and its predictors: A Hong Kong perspective . Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 27(1-4), 32-47 Doi:10.1080/13540602.2021.1920907.
Wong, K. L., & Chiu, M. M. (2021). Perceived school and media influences on civic / citizenship education: Views of secondary school principals and teachers in Hong Kong. Citizenship Teaching & Learning, ., .-.
Wong, K.L., Haste, H., Lee, C, K, J., Kennedy, K, J., & Chan, K, S, J. (2021). A Proposed Model for Teachers’ Perceptions of National and Moral Education: A National Identity Building Curriculum in Post-Colonial Hong Kong . Journal of Educational Change, 22(2), 221-246
Wong, K. L. (2021). Teachers’ perceptions of preparing “good citizens” for the democratic development: Hong Kong case. Educational Studies, 47(2), 238-255
Waghid, Y., & Wong, K. L. L. (2020). On the responsibility of schools to cultivate democratic citizenship education. Citizenship Teaching & Learning. Citizenship Teaching & Learning, 15(3), 267-269
Kennedy, K.J., Wong, L.K.& Ng, H.Y. (2019). Being Asylum Seekers in Hong Kong: Institutions, Action and Power. Asian Journal of Social Science, 47(4-5), 534-565
Wong, K.L., & Lee, J.C.K. (2019). Learning to live together in polarized and pluralistic societies: Hong Kong teachers' views of democratic values versus patriotic values. Citizenship Teaching & Learning, 14(3), 307-330
Wong, K.L., Lee, C K J., Chan, K.S.J. & Kennedy, K.J. (2019). Teacher self-efficacy in cultivating students to become ‘good citizens’: a Hong Kong case. Teacher Development, 23, 155-173
Wong, K.L. (2018). Hong Kong Teachers' Perceptions of "Protest Participation" as a Characteristic of "Good Citizenship". American Journal of Chnese Studies , 25 (2), 107-122
Bagnall, R. G., & Wong, L. K. L. (2018). Issues in the Hong Kong Applied Learning Trials. . Asian Education Studies , 3(1), 62-72
Wong, K. L., Lee, C. K. J., Chan, K. S. J., & Kennedy, K. J. (2017). The model of teachers’ perceptions of “good citizens”: Aligning with the changing conceptions of “good citizens”. Citizenship Teaching and Learning , 12(1), 43-66
Wong, K.L.,Lee, C. K. J., Chan, K. S. J., & Kennedy, K. J (2017). Constructions of Civic Education: Hong Kong Teachers’ Perceptions of Moral, Civic and National education. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 17, 1-19
Wong, K. L., Lee, C. K. J., Kennedy, K. J., & Chan, K. S. J. (2015). Hong Kong Teachers’ Receptivity towards Moral, Civic and National Education. Citizenship Teaching and Learning , 10(3), 271-292
Bagnall, R. G., & Wong, L. K. L. (2014). Applied learning policy in Hong Kong as a contribution to lifelong learning. . The International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (IJCELL), 7(1), 93-118
Kell, P., Maclean, R., Ha, S. Y.Y., Wong, F. W. K., So, B. H. C., & Wong, L. K. L. (2011). Getting senior schooling to work: work-based learning in a senior secondary school in Hong Kong . The International Journal of Learning, 18(3), 385-404
Kell, P., Maclean, R., Ha, S. Y.Y., Wong, F. W. K., So, B. H. C., & Wong, L. K. L. (2011). Getting senior schooling to work: work-based learning in a senior secondary school in Hong Kong. AVETRA, online, 1-33

Conference Papers
Invited conference paper
Kennedy, K.J., & Wong, K.L. (2018, 11). ‘Leading for Civic Learning’: School Leaders and the Creation of Democratic Citizens. The 19th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, Effective School Leadership for the 21st Century: Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, Thailand
Wong, K, L. (2018, 4). “Leadership for Civics Teaching”: The Role of Schools in Encouraging Teachers to Promote the Understanding of Citizenship in a Complex World” . the 12th annual APNME international conference on moral education, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Wong, K.L., Kuang, X.X., Chiu, M.M. (2017, 7). Teacher Self–Efficacy, Student Civic Learning, School Activities, and Future Participation: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea. the 13th citizED International Conference , Seoul, Korea
Wong, K. L. L. (2015, 6). Teachers’ Receptivity toward Moral, Civic and National Education: Preparing Students to be “Good Citizens” . Redesigning Pedagogy : Leaders, Values and Citizenship in 21st Century Education, Singapore
Refereed conference paper
Wong, K.L., Kennedy, K. J. Chan, K.K., (2022, 5). A Comparative Study on Teachers and Principals’ Perceptions of Citizenship Education in Time of Stress: Hong Kong Case. CitEdEV, Prague, Czech Republic
Wong, K.L., Chong, E. K. M., Leung, W.T., & Leung, Y.W. (2021, 11). Experiential learning for civic education: Typologies and learning outcomes. 47TH Annual Conference of the Association for Moral Education , USA
Wong, K.L., Ieong, M., Zhu, J.X. (2021, 7). A comparative study of "good citizens": Perceptions of university students in the Greater China. The Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education, Hong Kong
Wong, K. L., Lee, C. K. J., Kennedy, K. J. (2021, 4). Schools and Citizenship Education in Hong Kong: Teachers’ and Principals’ Perceptions in Times of Stress. AERA, USA
Wong, K, L., & Chiu, M.M. (2021, 3). School and Media Influences on Civic / Citizen Education: Views of Secondary School Principals and Teachers in Hong Kong’. CESHK, Hong Kong
Wong, K. L., & Chiu, M. M. (2020, 5). Building youth identity and respect for government: Influences of protests, parents and school activities. the 22nd Annual CiCea / 16th Annual CitizED Annual / 3rd joint CiCea/CitizED Conference on Young People's Citizenship and Education: Building Collaborations in Communities, York, UK
Wong, K, L., & Lee, C. K. J., (2020, 4). Leadership for Civics Teaching”: Principals’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of “Good Citizens. . American Education Research Association, CA, USA
Wong, K, L. (2019, 5). School principals’ decision making about citizenship education in a restrained political context.. 21th Annual Children’s Identity and Citizenship European Association Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
Wong, K, L., Lee, C. K. J., & Kennedy, K.J. (2019, 5). An analysis of the role of Hong Kong School Principals in Supporting the Teaching of Civic Education. . 21th Annual Children’s Identity and Citizenship European Association Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
Wong, K.L., & Lee, C.K.J. (2018, 11). Cultivating Hong Kong Students to Become “Good Citizens”: Teachers’ Perceptions of Democratic Values versus Patriotic Values . TERA-GACC 2018 Conference -Teaching and Learning for Literacy, Taiwan
Wong, K. L., Lee, C. K. J., Kennedy, K. J., & Chan, K. S. J. (2016, 12). Hong Kong Teachers’ Perceptions of “Participations in Protests” as a Characteristics of “good citizen”. Paper presented at Association for Moral Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, MA, USA
Li, H., Wong, K. L. L., Bhowmik, M., Kennedy, K. J., & Lai, P. Y. A. (2015, 1). Hong Kong perspectives on citizenship education: Learning from the past to create a democratic future. Paper presented at the Redesigning Pedagogy: Leaders, Values and Citizenship in 21st Century Education, held in conjunction with. 11th International CitizED Conference and the Arts, Humanities and Literature Conference , Singapore
Other conference paper
Wong, K. L., Kennedy, K. J., & Ng, H.Y. (2016, 7). Education as a Basic Right: The case of Hong Kong’s Refugees and Asylum Seekers. 12th CitizED International Conference, Birmingham, UK
Wong, K. L., Kennedy, K. J., & Ng, H.Y. (2016, 4). Understanding Refugees’ Daily Lives and Education Experiences. Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Wong, K. L. (2014, 11). Hong Kong teachers’ perceptions of “good citizens”: A mixed methods study. The Asia Pacific Educational Research Association & the Hong Kong Educational Research Association International Conference, Hong Kong
Wong, K. L. (2014, 7). Hong Kong teachers’ perceptions of “good citizens”: Hong Kong Case. . 10th CitizED International Conference, Birmingham, UK
Wong, K. L. (2013, 7). Teachers’ receptivity of moral, civic and national education in preparing students to be “good citizens”: Hong Kong case. . the 9th CitizED International Conference, Japan
Wong, K. L. (2013, 2). Teachers’ beliefs and perceptions of moral, civic and national education in preparing students to be citizens: Hong Kong Case. Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong Annual Conference, Kong Kong
Wong, K. L. (2012, 2). Moral, civic and national education in Hong Kong primary and secondary Schools: the role of moral education in preparing students to be global citizens. CITC conference, Macau
Wong, K. L. (2006, 3). How moral education enhances the quality of Chinese higher education. CIES 50th anniversary conference, USA
Wong, K. L. (2005, 10). How moral education enhances students’ learning. CIES West Regional, Canada

Project

A Comparative Study of School Leadership for Civic Learning in Secondary Schools in Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei
This study investigates how school leaders can provide suitable policy and support to
enhance civic teaching and learning. A mixed method approach, utilizing surveys and
interviews with principals, teachers and students will provide the data to test our three-
level civic learning model.

Project Start Year: 2023, Principal Investigator(s): WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連
 
Determinants of Hong Kong Secondary Students’ Senses of Belonging to School, City, Country and the World 決定香港中學生對學校、城市、國家和世界的歸屬感之因素的調查
Understanding the relations between belonging and their determinants across levels will inform policies, procedures, and activities of school, government, and community organizations to help foster students’ belonging across levels and mitigate potential conflicts. Such knowledge can inform the expected effectiveness of policies that (a) focus on school development and activity enrichment (e.g., celebrate special days, strengthen alumni relationship, promote campus inclusivity) (b) focus on community engagement and city belonging, such as the Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth, (c) enrich national and civic education contents in curriculum (e.g., encourage civic engagement; learn Chinese culture and history), (d) promote a diverse range of extracurricular activities on campus, in the city, nation, or cross-culturally for national and global belonging (e.g., fund travel opportunities to mainland China, such as school trips; the Youth Development Fund and Youth Entrepreneurship programs), or (e) strengthen students’ international connections (e.g., Hong Kong Young Ambassador Scheme).
Project Start Year: 2022, Principal Investigator(s): WANG, Hui 王慧 (WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連 as Co-Investigator)
 
Enhancing civic teaching and learning in the changing world
Enhancing civic teaching and learning in the changing world

Project titled: An analysis of the role of Hong Kong school principals in supporting the teaching of civic education

Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連
 
Funding Support to GRF Proposal Rated 3.5 by RGC - A Comparative Study of School Leadership for Civic Learning in Secondary Schools in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Funding Support to GRF Proposal Rated 3.5 by RGC for a project titled A Comparative study of school leadership for civic learning in secondary schools in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連
 
Applying Social Justice Principles to the Pedagogical Planning Process in Higher Education (HE)
A participatory action research (PAR) project that seeks to enhance student's understanding of socially just education in HE by encouraging students to become co-creators and co-investigators in the pedagogical planning of courses.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): BRIFFETT AKTAS CARLA MARIE (WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連 as Co-Investigator)
 
Applying Social Justice Principles to the Pedagogical Planning Process in Higher Education (HE)
A participatory action research (PAR) project that seeks to enhance student's understanding of socially just education in HE by encouraging students to become co-creators and co-investigators in the pedagogical planning of courses.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): BRIFFETT AKTAS CARLA MARIE (WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連 as Co-Investigator)
 
Building Youth Identity and Respect for Government: Influences of Protests, Parents and School Activities
Determine the relations among demographics, parent influence, influence of school activities, Chinese identity, and government legitimacy
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連
 
An Analysis of the Role of Hong Kong School Principals in Supporting the Teaching of Civic Education
A mixed methods research design will be used and surveys and interviews employed to assess how principal leadership affects teacher autonomy and self-efficacy.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連
 
"Good Citizens" for a Complex World: From the Eyes of University Youth in Hong Kong, in Mainland China and Taiwan
This study is to examine “good citizens” from the eyes of university youth in Hong Kong, mainland China, and Taiwan. “Today the dominant constructivist paradigm posits that youth are active constructors of meaning rather than passive recipients of adult messages” (Hahn, 2010, p.6). Therefore, understanding how youth people construct meanings of “good citizens” could enhance civic learning and teaching.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連
 
School Leadership for Civic Learning: Preparing Students to Becoming ‘Good Citizens’ for Complex World
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Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連
 
Towards a Refugee Policy for an Inclusive Hong Kong: Enhancing the Status of China’s International City (Central Policy Unit Project 2014.A5.010.15B)
The project has three broad objectives:
(1) To identify the main reasons refugees come to Hong Kong and assess the implications for informing policy development,
(2) To investigate and seek to understand the everyday experiences of refugees in Hong Kong,
(3)To assess refugee family responsibilities and in particular the Administration’s responsibility for educational provision in relation to refugee children. Project Duration : June 2015- August 2016

Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): KENNEDY, Kerry John 甘國臻 (WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連 as Team Member)
 
Work-based Learning in the New Senior Secondary Curriculum: Procedures and Guidelines for Partnerships, Curriculum and Assessment
To develop guidelines and procedures for providing and supporting students’ WBL placements, for school-employers partnership as well as for assessing and recognizing WBL in NSS curriculum
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): BAGNALL RICHARD GORDON (WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連 as Team Member)
 
Promoting Participatory Citizenship amongst the Students: Research Project on HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
The project analyzed, with HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of creativity as case study, how schools can promote participatory citizenship through formal, informal and hidden curricula.
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Wai Wa Timothy 阮衛華, LEUNG, Yan Wing 梁恩榮 (WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連 as Co-Investigator)
 
A Formative Review of Applied Learning Policy and Its Implementation in the Hong Kong Trials (PPR project)
The purposes of this project are to: (1) identify and articulate alternative approaches to implementing the ApL policy through the Phase Three (2006-08) trials by different tertiary providers in the six areas of study in ApL; (2) provide a critique of the policy; and (3) generate recommendations for refinement of the policy and alternative models for its implementation.
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): BAGNALL RICHARD GORDON (WONG, Koon Lin 黃觀連 as Team Member)
 
Prizes and awards

Excellent University ePortfolio Supervision Award
Recipient of the Support Scheme for Excellent University ePortfolio Supervision in Sem 1, 2020/21
Date of receipt: 1/5/2021, Conferred by: The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Best Research Publication Award
Our paper (Wong, K. L., Lee, C. K. J., Kennedy, K. J. (2020). School Leadership for Civic Learning: The Case of Socio-Political Turbulence in Hong Kong. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 1741143220933903) has won the awarded Best Research Publication from Cicea.
Date of receipt: /1/2021, Conferred by: Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association
 
Postgraduate Student Publication Award
An award for publishing paper in ranking B in SSCI journals
Date of receipt: 4/6/2016, Conferred by: The Education University of Hong Kong