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Alan Cheung Portrat

Alan Cheung, PhD

Professor (Courtesy)

O: (410) 616-2410

Alan Cheung is an adjunct professor in the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University. His research areas include bilingual education, curriculum and school reform, early childhood education and research reviews. He has conducted international research projects in various countries: Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and United States. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters on comprehensive school reform, technology infusion in literacy and early childhood education. He was a recipient of the Palmer O. Johnson Award for the best article in an American Educational Research Association journal in 2008.

EDUCATION

PhD, Brigham Young University, Utah.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012—Present Professor (Courtesy), The Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

2017—Present Chair, Department of Educational Administration and Policy, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

2015—2017 Associate Dean, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

2014—Present Professor, Department of Educational Administration and Policy, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

2013—Present Director, The Center for University and School Partnership, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

2012—2014 Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration and Policy, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

2008—2012 Associate Professor, The Center for Research and Reform in Education, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

AWARDS AND HONORS

2018 Discovery International Award (2018-2020), Australian Research Council, Australia.

2016 Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award, Brigham Young University, USA.

2013 Research Excellence Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

2008 Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award for the best journal article in an American Educational Research Association (AERA) journal.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (SINCE 2012)

Edited Book

Cheng, Y. C., Cheung, A., & Ng, S. W. (2016) (Eds).  Internationalization of Higher Education: the case of Hong Kong.  Singapore: Springer.

Refereed Journal Articles

Cheung, A., Keung, P. C., & Kwan, Y. K., & Cheung, Y. S. (In press). Examining the impact of effective practices on pre-primary student learning. Early Child Development and Care. 

Corcoran, R., Cheung, A., Kim, L., & Chen, X. (2018). Effective Universal school-based social and emotional learning programs for improving academic achievement: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 50 years of research.  Educational Research Review.  Online First. [SSCI, IF: 3.839; 5-year IF: 655].

Slavin, R. E., & Cheung, A. (2017). Lessons learned from large-scale randomized studies. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 22(4), 185-192.

Mak, B., Cheung, A., Guo, X., Abrami, P., & Wade, A. (2017). Examining the impact of the ABRACADABRA (ABRA) web-based literacy programme on ESL primary students in Hong Kong.  Education and Information Technologies.  Online First, June 2017.  DOI: 10.1007/s10639-017-9620-3.

Ni, Y. J., Ho, G., Cai, J. F., Cheung, A., & Ng, O. L. (2017). Research protocol: Teacher intervention in engaging students with dialogic classroom discourse for rich learning opportunity in Mathematics classrooms.  International Journal of Educational Research, 86, 23-35. [SSCI, IF: 0.930; 5-year IF: Not Available]

Yuen, W. W., Cheung, A., Wong, P. M. (2017). Staying where the jobs are: the case of mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong.  Asian Education and Development Studies, 6(3), 290-302.  DOI: 10.1108/AEDS-07-2016-0055

Cheung, A. & Yuen, W. W. (2017). The impact of curriculum leaders on primary school reform: A case study from Hong Kong. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 45(6), 1020-1039. doi:1177/1741143215587303 [SSCI, IF: 0.982; 5-year IF: 1.315]

Yuen, Y. M., Cheung, A., & Yuen, W. W. (2017). Spiritual health, school engagement and civic engagement of secondary students in Hong Kong. Journal of Youth Studies, 20(1), 202-213.

Cheung, A., Slavin, R. E., Kim, L., & Lake, C. (2017) Effective secondary science programs: A best-evidence synthesis.  Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 54(1), 58-81. [SSCI, IF: 3.179; 5-year IF: 204] 

Cheung, A. & Slavin, R. E. (2016). Effects of Success for All on reading achievement: A secondary analysis using data from the Study of Instructional Improvement (SII), 4(2), 1-10. AERA Open.

Cheung, A. & Slavin, R. E. (2016). How methodological features of research studies affect effect sizes. Educational Researcher, 45 (5), 283-292. [SSCI, IF: 3.827; 5-year IF: 5.085]

Cheung, A., Randall, E. V. & Tam, M. K. (2016). The development of private elementary and secondary schooling in Hong Kong, 1841-2012. International Journal of Educational Management, 30(6), 826-847. ERA , ERIH: INT1

Cheung, A., Mak, B., Abrami, P., Wade, A., & Lysenko, L. (2016). The effectiveness of ABRA on primary school students in Hong Kong.  Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 27(30), 237-263.

Cheung, A. & Yuen, W. W. (2016) Examining the reasons mainland Chinese students pursuing teacher training programs in Hong Kong.  Higher Education, 71(2), 209-229.  [SSCI, IF: 571; 5-year IF: 2.248]

Chambers, B., Cheung, A., & Slavin, R. E. (2016). Literacy and language outcomes of balanced and developmental approaches to early childhood education: A systematic review. Educational Research Review, 18, 88-111 doi:10.1016/j.edurev.2016.03.003 [SSCI, IF: 3.839; 5-year IF: 655]

Cheung, A. (2015). Issues and challenges in synthesizing educational program evaluations.  Better: Evidence-based Education, 7(2), 16-18.   

Cheung, A. & Xu, L. (2015). To return or not to return: Examining the return intentions of Mainland Chinese students studying at elite universities in the United States.  Studies in Higher Education, 40(9), 1605-1624.  DOI:1080/03075079.2014.899337  [SSCI, IF: 1.527; 5-year IF: 2.408]

Wong, P. M., & Cheung, A. (2015). The adoption features of government initiatives for the Curriculum Reform in Hong Kong schools.  Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 43 (5), 828-849.  DOI: 10.1177/1741143214535743 [SSCI, IF: 982; 5-year IF: 1.315]

Yuen, Y. M. & Cheung, A. (2014). School engagement and parental involvement: the case of cross-border students in Singapore.  Australian Educational Researcher, 41: 89-107. DOI: 10.1007/s13384-013-0124  [SSCI, IF: 0.910; 5-year IF: 1.108]

Tracey, L., Chambers, B., Slavin, R. E., Hanley, P. & Cheung, A. (2014). Success for All in the United Kingdom: Results from the third-year of a national evaluation. Sage Open, 4(3). DOI:1177/2158244014547031

Cheung, A., & Slavin, R. E. (2013a). Effects of educational technology applications on reading outcomes for struggling readers: A best-evidence synthesis. Reading Research Quarterly48(3), 277-299.  [SSCI, IF: 1.596; 5-year IF: 3.312]

Cheung, A., & Slavin, R. E. (2013b). The effectiveness of educational technology applications on mathematics achievement in K-12 classrooms: A meta-analysis. Educational Research Review, 9(1), 88-11.   [SSCI, IF: 3.839; 5-year IF: 655]

Slavin, R. E., Cheung, A., Holmes, G., Madden, N. A., & Chamberlain. A. (2013). Effects of a data-driven reform model on state assessment outcomes. American Educational Research Journal, 50(2), 371-396[SSCI, IF: 2.931; 5-year IF: 4.646]

Cheung, A. (2013a). Effects of educational technology applications on student achievement: What forty years of research tells us.  Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 8(1), 19-33

Cheung, A. (2013b). Language, academic, socio-cultural and financial adjustments of mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong.  International Journal of Educational Management, 27(3), 221-241.  ERA , ERIH: INT1

Sheard, M., Ross, S., & Cheung, A. (2013). Social-emotional learning championing freedom, education and development: A vehicle for at-risk students to succeed.  Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 8(1), 1-18

Cheung, A., & Slavin, R. E. (2012a).  Effective reading programs for Spanish-dominant English language learners (ELLs) in the elementary grades: A synthesis of research.   Review of Educational Research, 82(4), 351-395.  DOI: 10.3102/0034654312465472 [SSCI, IF: 5.263; 5-year IF: 10.071]

Cheung, A. & Slavin, R. E. (2012b). How features of educational technology programs affect student reading outcomes: A meta-analysis.   Educational Research Review.  7(3), 198-215. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031   [SSCI, IF: 3.839; 5-year IF: 655]

Cheung, A. (2012). The impact of mutual recognition of higher education qualification between China and Hong Kong on the quality of human capital in Hong Kong.  Journal of Youth Studies, 15(3), 40-51.  [SSCI, IF: 1.440; 5-year IF: 589] 

Cheung, A., & Wong, P. M. (2012). Factors affecting the implementation of curriculum reform in Hong Kong: Key findings from a large-scale survey study.  International Journal of Educational Management, 26(1), 39-54. ERA, ERIH: INT1

Sheard, M., Ross, S. & Cheung, A. (2012). Evaluating the educational effectiveness of an intervention programme for social-emotional learning.  Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 6 (3), 264-284. DOI: 10.5172/mra.2012.6.3.264  ERA

Yuen, W. , Cheung, A., & Wong, P. M. (2012).  A study of the impact of the first phase of the curriculum reform on student learning in Hong Kong.  International Journal of Educational Management, 26(7), 710-728.   ERA, ERIH: INT1

Book Chapters

Mak, B., Keung, P. C., & Cheung, A. (in press).  Kindergarten teachers’ beliefs on curriculum orientation.  In C. Wyatt-Smith, L. Hayward, K. Smith, & D. Sumara (Eds). Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability.  London: Springer.

Cheung, A., Yuen, Y. M., Yuen, W. W, & Cheng, Y. C. (2016). Effective strategies and Policies for exporting Hong Kong’s Higher Education to Asian Markets: Lessons from Other Countries. In Y. C. Cheng, A. Cheung, & S. W. Ng (Eds).  Internationalization of higher education: The case of Hong Kong (pp.125-150). Singapore: Springer.

Cheng, Y. C., Cheung, A., & Ng, S. W. (2016). Internationalization of higher education: Conceptualization, typology, and issues.  In Y. C. Cheng, A. Cheung, & S. W. Ng (Eds).  Internationalization of higher education: The case of Hong Kong (pp.1-20). Singapore: Springer.

Cheng, Y. C., Cheung, A., & Yuen, W. W. (2016). Developing Hong Kong as a regional education hub: Functions, modes, and requirements. In Y. C. Cheng, A. Cheung, & S. W. Ng (Eds).  Internationalization of higher education: The case of Hong Kong. (pp.21-42). Singapore: Springer.

Yuen, W. W, Cheung, A., & Yuen, Y. M. (2016). A SWOT analysis of exporting Hong Kong’s higher education to Asian Markets. In Y. C. Cheng, A. Cheung, & S. W. Ng (Eds). Internationalization of higher education: The case of Hong Kong (pp.101-124). Singapore: Springer.

Yuen, Y. M., Cheung, A., Kennedy, K., & Leung, Y. W. (2014). Family income, parents’ education, individual characteristics and engagement with school and civic society among adolescents from diverse cultures in Hong Kong.  In F. H. Veiga (Ed). Students’ Engagement in School: International Perspectives of Psychology and Education. (pp. 212-228). Lisbon: University of Lisbon.

Cheung, A. & Wong, L. N. (2014).  Examining adjustment challenges of mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong.  In S. Mukerji & P. Tripathi (Eds).  Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education Management. (pp.97-117). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Chambers, B., Botton, O., Cheung, A., & Slavin, R. E. (2013). Effective early childhood education programs: A systematic review and case studies.  In Spodek, B & Saracho, O. (eds) (pp.322-311). Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children. Abingdon: Routledge.