Dr. CHOI Tae Hee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Policy and Leadership and a Research Fellow of the Institute's Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at Hong Kong Institute of Education, and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. She is also the President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (2016-2018). She received her MA degree in Second Language Studies at University of Hawaii at Manoa, US, and her PhD in Education from King’s College London, UK.
Her current research focuses on the process and impact of educational policies/reforms in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly concerning English language education/language-in-education and those reflecting neo-liberalism. She is currently teaching on BEd, MA and MTeach programmes, and supervising EdD/PhD students. Prospect EdD/PhD students who share research interests are welcome to contact her. Her scholarship and expertise in the field is recognised through international awards (e.g., Young Scholar Best Paper Awards, The Asia Pacific Educational Research Association) and advisory-seeking (e.g., Cambridge Univeristy Press, English language teaching for South Korean learners).
Previously she was a visiting lecturer at King’s College London, UK (2010 – July 2013) and taught BA and MA students; was a teacher educator and policy advisor (2005-2009) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher (1995-2009) in South Korea. She published about thirty EFL learning and teaching resources with Korean and international publishers, in addition to academic publications.
Analysis of Policies and Reforms
- Implementation and impact of policies and reforms
- English language education or language-in-education policies
- Teacher development in a reform context
President Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (2016 - 2018) http://ceshk.edu.hku.hk/about-us/
Membership Secretary British Association of Applied Linguistics, Language Policy SIG http://www.langpol.ac.uk/view/langpol/committee-members
International Journal of Comparative Education and Development
The Journal of Asia TEFL (ISSN 1738-3102)
Editorial committee memberEducational Research Journal (Hong Kong Educational Research Association)
Pan-pacific Association of Applied Linguistics Journal
Harran Education Journal
World Voices Nexus (World Council of Comparative Education Societies)
The Oxford/London Symposia
Korea English Language Testing Association (2016-2017)
Reviewer for international peer refereed journals, including:
-Language Policy, Springer ISSN: 1568-4555;
-Journal of Educational Administration, Emerald, ISSN: 0957-8234;
-System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, Elsevier ISSN: 0346-251X;
-The Journal of Asia TEFL, The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, ISSN: 1738-3102;
- Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, ISSN: 1464-9373.
2014- Present English & Korean Disciplines, Hong Kong College of Technology
Advisory for Cambridge University Press
English language teaching for South Korean learners