Academic Staff

LAI Man-hong

Associate Professor

LAI Man-hong

BA (Chung Hsing University), DipEd., MPhil, PhD (CUHK)

  • CV

Manhong is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy and Associate Master in Wu Yee Sun College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received Research Excellence Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008 and seven Faculty Exemplary Teaching Awards. Research interests: Educational Development in Contemporary Chinese Societies, Higher Education, Teacher Development, and Policy Studies in Education. Course taught: Policy Studies in Education, Educational Change in the Chinese Societies, Qualitative Research Method in Education (master degree program), Educational Reform in the Chinese Societies, Educational Policy and Practices in Hong Kong, Structure and Schooling in Education (PGDE program)

Research Interests
  • Comparative Education
  • Education and Development
  • Education Policy
  • Higher Education
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Vocational Education
Courses Taught
Recent Publications
  • Lai, Manhong. & Shi, L. (accepted) How academics perceive their participation in applied projects: a case study of a third-tier university on the Chinese Mainland, Cambridge Journal of Education.
  • Song, J., & Lai, Manhong (2022) Teaching by Conscience or Accountability? Academics’ Perceptions and Responsibilities at two Universities in China, Higher Education Policy, 35, 277-296.
  • Lai, Manhong & Li, Linlin (2020) Early career researchers’ perceptions of collaborative research in the context of academic capitalism on the Chinese Mainland, Higher Education Research and Development, 39(7), 1474-1487.
  • Lai, Manhong (2021) Enhancing teaching quality in higher education: a case study of a regional university in China, Education and Urban Society, 53(5), 585-602.
  • Qiao, X.F.& Lai, Manhong (2019) Pre-Service Teachers’ Job-Related Perceptions of Teaching in Rural Areas: A Study of the Free Teacher Education Program in Mainland China, Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 25(7), 782-799
  • Lai, Manhong, Du, P. & Lo, LNK (2016) Restricted opportunities under employment reform: the experiences of select universities in the Chinese Mainland, Higher Education Research and Development, 35(3), 516-530.
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