Dr NGAI, Siu Keung George   倪紹強
Senior Lecturer I
Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Phone No: (852) 2948 7784
Email: gngai@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-6118-9922
Phone
(852) 2948 7784
Email
gngai@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
55607160300
Research Interest

Social contexts of educational policy

Macro-sociocultural contexts of education

Micro-sociocultural contexts of education.

Professional Profile

Dr George Siu-keung NGAI is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership of the Institute. He holds a doctorate from the University of Hull, England. His research interests and projects cover various aspects of the field of education including citizenship education, principal leadership, gender and small class teaching. Dr Ngai teaches a range of courses related to the area of philosophy and sociology of education, life skills and general education. He helps to run programs related to principal training and certification for principalship in Hong Kong. He himself holds the award of the certification for principalship issued by the Education Bureau. Besides, Dr Ngai is a school manager of a primary school and a secondary school in Hong Kong.

Research Interest

Social contexts of educational policy

Macro-sociocultural contexts of education

Micro-sociocultural contexts of education.

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Mike BOTTERY, Wong Ping Man, George NGAI (2018). Sustainable School Leadership Portraits of Individuality. London: Bloomsbury.
梁恩榮、倪紹強 (2011). 在全球化下的身分競逐. 輯於 梁恩榮、阮衛華, 《公民教育,香港再造!迎向新世代公民社會》 (頁180-191). 香港: 印象文字及香港基督徒學會.
NGAI, George (2010). Political Socaialization in Hong Kong Schools: What kind of political socialization in secondary schools is needed in Hong Kong in the 21st century?. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing.
倪紹強(2009):人力資源管理與教師專業成長,輯於吳迅榮、黃炳文 (主編),《廿一世紀的學校領導 - 持續與創新》,(頁219-227),香港,學術專業圖書中心。

Journal Publications
WONG Ping Man, NGAI Siu Keung George(2016):The professional support beyond principal training courses: portrait methodology,《Hong Kong Teachers’ Centre Journal 《香港教師中心學報》》,15,123-135。
Chan, K.W. A, Ngai, S.K. G. & Choi, P.K. (2016). Contextualising the career pathways of women principals in Hong Kong: a critical examination(doi: 10.1080/03057925.2014.884919). Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2014.884919, Vol.46, No.2, 194-213.
Leung Y.W., Yuen,W.W.T & Ngai, S.K. (2014). Personal Responsible, Participatory or Justice-oriented Citizen: The case of Hong Kong. Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 9(3), 279-295.
Ngai, S. K., Leung, Y. W. & Yuen, W.W. (2014). The Turmoil of Implementing National Education in Hong Kong: An Overview and Analysis. Social Educator, 32(1), 5-15.
倪紹強 (2013). 也要還國民教育一個公道. 《香港教師中心學報》, 第十二卷, 頁217-222.
Bottery, M., Ngai, G., Wong, P. M. and Wong, P. H. (2013). Values, priorities and responses: comparing English headteachers’ and Hong Kong principals’perceptions of their work. School Leadership & Management: Formerly School Organisation DOI:10.1080/13632434.2012.740798, 33(1), 43-60.
Leung, Y.W. & Ngai, S.K. G. (2011). Competing citizenship identities in the global age: The case of Hong Kong. Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 6(3), 251-267.
Bottery, M., Wong, P. M.; Wright N. and Ngai, G. (2009). Portrait Methodology and educational leadership: putting the person first. International Studies in Educational Administration, 37(3), pp.82-96.
Bottery, M., Ngai, S. K. G., Wong, P. M., & Wong, P. H. (2008). Leaders and contexts: Comparing English and Hong Kong perceptions of educational challenges. International Studies in Educational Adminstration, 36 (1), 56-71.
Bottery, M., Ngai, S. K. G., Wong, P. M., & Wong, P. H. (2008). Portraits of resilience: Headteachers in two different cultures. Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years, 36 (2), 183-199.
Bottery, M., Ngai, S. K. G., Wong, P. M., & Wong, P. H. (2007). Different contexts, different problems? Comparing the views of English headteachers and Hong Kong principals. Management in Education, 21 (4), 14-18.
Yuen, W. W. T., & Ngai, S. K. G (2005). Sharing Hong Kong schools' experience in promoting students' congnitive and affective development. Hong Kong Teachers' Centre Journal, 4, 125-130.

Conference Papers
Ngai, S. K. G, Leung, Y.W. and Yuen, W. W. T. (2013, June). The Turmoil of Implementing National Education in Hong Kong: An Overview and Analysis. Paper presented at the Citizenship Education’s responses: Challenges of Nationalism and Globalization, HKIEd, Hong Kong.
Ngai, S. K. G, Yuen, W. W. T. and Leung, Y.W. (2013, March). From Means to Ends: A Study of Civic Education and National Education Programmes in Hong Kong Schools. Paper presented at The 8th Annual Conference of The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong (ASAHK), HKIEd, Hong Kong.
Ngai, Siu Keung George, Chan, Kit Wa Anita & Choi, Po King (2012, August). Strategies of being successful and sustainable primary school principals nowadays: A Case in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Conference on the 7th International Conference on the Social and Moral Fabric of the School, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, USA.
Leung, Y. W., Yuen, W. W. T. & Ngai, S. K. G. (2012, May). The politics of civic education in Hong Kong: the contest between conservatism and liberalism in the politicization. Paper presented at Creating Communities: Local, National and Global, University of York, UK.
Chan, Kit Wa Anita, Ngan, Siu Keung George & Choi Po King (2012, January). The rise of women leadership in Hong Kong’s primary schools: is it a case of celebration?. 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
NGAI George (2010, March). Competing Identities in the Global Age: The Case of Hong Kong. The 6th International Conference on the Social and Moral Fabric of the School, York.
倪紹強(2006,6):“少數民族?”:師範男生對性別事宜的一些看法,論文發表於「性別平等教育的挑戰與前景:亞太區第二屆國際研討會」,香港。
Ngai, S. K. G. (2006, May). The perceptions of Hong Kong secondary school students on globalization and implications for education policies makers. Paper presented at the International Conference on the Impact of Policy on the Social and Moral Fabric of Educational Institutions, Hong Kong.
倪紹強(2006,4):香港中學生對全球化的認知,論文發表於「華人社會的教育發展學術研討會」,澳門。
Ngai, S. K. G. (2001, September). The kind of political socialization needed in the secondary schools of Hong Kong in the 21st century: Some essential elements. Paper presented at the 3rd Conference of The Social and Moral Fabric of the School: Developing the citizen of the 21st century, Beverley, England.
Yuen, W. W. T., & Ngai, S. K. G.. (2000, November). Hong Kong: A cultural reflective study on teachers' gender cognition and teaching. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Educational Research Association, Hong Kong.
Ngai, S. K. G., & Yuen, W. W. T. (2000, September). A study of the political socialization in a "Patriotic" school in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Educational Research Association, Edinburgh, UK.

Creative and Literary Works, Consulting Reports and Case Studies
Yuen, Y.M. C., Wong, P.M., Cheung, A., Leung, S., Ngai, G., Yu, C., & Yuen, F. (2010). The Final Report of Provision of Consultancy Service for a Study on Pedagogical Strategies to Enhance Learning Effectiveness in a Small Class Setting. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Yuen, Y. M. C., Wong, P. M., Cheung, C. K., Leung, C. S. S., Ngai, S. K. G., Yu, W. M. C., & Yuen, L. H. (2009). Report on provision of consultancy service for a study on pedagogical strategies to enhance learning effectiveness in a small class setting - Third progress report. Hong Kong.
Yuen, Y. M. C., Wong, P. M., Cheung, C. K., Leung, C. S. S., Ngai, S. K. G., Yu, W. M. C., & Yuen, L. H. (2009). Report on provision of consultancy service for a study on pedagogical strategies to enhance learning effectiveness in a small class setting - Second progress report. Hong Kong.
Yuen, Y. M. C., Wong, P. M., Cheung, C. K., Leung, C. S. S., Ngai, S. K. G., Yu, W. M. C., & Yuen, L. H. (2008). Report on provision of consultancy service for a study on pedagogical strategies to enhance learning effectiveness in a small class setting - First progress report. Hong Kong.

All Other Outputs
Ngai, S. K. G. (2005). What Kind of Political Socialization in Secondary Schools is Needed in Hong Kong in the 21st Century? Doctoral Thesis. England: The University of Hull.

Project

Policy Trajectories, Policy Types, and a Theoretical Model of Policy Processes
The project, an expansion of an ongoing project titled 'Historical development of educational policies in Hong Kong' (PI: Lo, Wai Yin, Co-PI: Choi, Tae-Hee, Co-I: Hui, Hon Wing Joe), will investigate the historical development of key educational policies in Hong Kong, Australia, Mainland China, and Korea. Comparative understanding of the history of select policies will help understand the evolution of policies in interaction with the contexts and actors within. It will be informed by policy ena . . .
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CHOI, Tae Hee 崔太僖 (NGAI, Siu Keung George 倪紹強 as Team Member)
 
Creating an Impact: Setting up a Green Skills Hub at the EdUHK
The purpose of this project is to support the Hong Kong government’s resolution to green Hong Kong (in order to decrease carbon emissions) by developing human resources that possess the necessary green skills. The project will thoroughly research the current curriculum greening practices among vocational and professional education and training (VPET) providers in Hong Kong and will simultaneously investigate PVE teacher training practices at the EdUHK, and other universities in the region, with . . .
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): PAVLOVA, Margarita (NGAI, Siu Keung George 倪紹強 as Collaborator)
 
What we want for Hong Kong education: Challenges and possible solutions
The project has the following objectives: (1) understanding the opinion and idea of stakeholders in preparation of the upcoming educational reform; (2) sharing generated knowledge with the public; (3) conducting impactful policy research
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHOI, Tae Hee 崔太僖 (NGAI, Siu Keung George 倪紹強 as Co-Investigator)
 
Developing Civic Learning Communities to Address Hong Kong’s Future Needs: Supporting Schools in Professional Development for School Based Civic Education
This project is a pilot study on the possibility of building a Civic Learning Concern Network that comprises important civic education literacy stakeholders like teachers, parents, academics and NGOs in primary schools The purpose is to lay some initial theoretical ground work for the later project by investigating the intricacies and interactional dynamics between the various stakeholders.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Yan Wing 梁恩榮 (NGAI, Siu Keung George 倪紹強 as Co-Investigator)
 
Gender and Leadership: Life Histories of Female and Male Primary School Principals in Hong Kong
This project proposes to collect the life histories of 16 primary school head teachers. It will analyze the impact of gender on their career trajectories, leadership experiences, and home-work balance by examining the similarities and differences between women and men and within each group. This research is timely in two respects. First, in recent years, there has been a slow but steady growth of female principals in Hong Kong and elsewhere, a phenomenon that has attracted the attention of schol . . .
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Kit Wa Anita 陳潔華 (NGAI, Siu Keung George 倪紹強 as Co-Investigator)
 
Exploring the Promotion of Gender Equity Education in Seoul-Joint project of Gender Matters Interest Group and SAO
A three-day study tour to Seoul, South Korea, as hosted and organized by the Korean Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education so as to see how does the Korean Government apply gender policies in the country. The group has been led to visit institutes and organizations working for the gender equality and sex education in Korea. The group managed to participate in the opening ceremony of a conference about gender.
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): LUK-FONG YUK YEE, PATTIE 陸方鈺儀 (NGAI, Siu Keung George 倪紹強 as Co-Investigator)
 
A Study on Pedagogical Strategies to Enhance Learning Effectiveness in a Small Class Setting
This consultancy study was commissioned by Education Bureau. It will first conceptualize a teaching framework relevant to the small class teaching in Hong Kong school context. Based on the teaching framework, it will recommend effective pedagogical strategies to be implemented in the project schools to evaluate their effectiveness and determine how teachers may take advantage of a small class teaching. It will produce a resource package for future use.
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Yuet Mui Celeste 袁月梅 (NGAI, Siu Keung George 倪紹強 as Co-Investigator)
 
Understanding How Secondary School Principals in England Mediate External Demands Through Personal Visions and Practices
It is a continuation of the projects initiated by Prof. Mike Bottery of the University of Hull. While Prof. Bottery was a visiting scholar of the HKIEd in 2006, we started interviewing primary school principals in Hong Kong to know how they cope with challenges in their jobs. Our team does comparisons with principals in England as well.
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): WONG, Ping Man 黃炳文, NGAI, Siu Keung George 倪紹強
 
A Collaborative Project on Education Policy between the HKIEd and the University of Hull
The aims of the cooperative research which are to facilitate joint research between staff at the two institutions, to organize research conference, and to facilitate the generation of joint research bids.
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): WONG, Ping Man 黃炳文, BOTTERY Mike (NGAI, Siu Keung George 倪紹強 as Co-Investigator)
 
Understanding How Hong Kong Secondary School Principals Mediate External Demands through Personal Visions and Practices
This is an internal research grant project. The aim of the study is to understand how local secondary school principals will respond to government policies with different visions.
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): WONG Ping Man, BOTTERY Michael (NGAI Siu Keung, George as Co-Investigator)
 
Prizes and awards

PROSE finalist award
Dr George Ngai’s “Sustainable School Leadership” won a 2019 PROSE Subject Category Finalist Award from the Association of American Publishers. The award, in the category of Education Theory and Practice, was granted to only 6 publications worldwide. Co-authored with Professor Mike Bottery and Dr Wong Ping-man, the book uncovers the dilemmas facing principals in Hong Kong and the UK. It is a much-needed book that presents the challenges characterising 21st-century school leadership. The PROSE Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence honours scholarly works and recognizes publishers “who produce books, journals, and digital products of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study in the humanities, biological and physical sciences, reference and social sciences.”
Date of receipt: /1/2019, Conferred by: association of American Publishers