HUNG Fan Sing 孔繁盛

Research Projects

  • Convergence across Hong Kong and Mainland China: Education Requirements for Hong Kong People’s Employment in Mainland China
  • HUNG Fan Sing, CHUNG Yue Ping Stephen, TAM Man Kwan
    14 December 2001
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    This research project aims to investigate the impacts of China.s economic development on education in Hong Kong. With China.s rapid economic growth over the past two decades and entry into WTO in 2001, employment opportunities in mainland China for Hong Kong people are emerging rapidly. Education and training requirements for such opportunities are opening up new horizons for education in Hong Kong. Such horizons include the following questions:
    (1) Are people in Hong Kong aware of economic changes in Hong Kong and China? How do they interpret such changes? How do they interpret the past?
    (2) What are the opportunities that Hong Kong people may benefit from China.s rapid economic development? How does education in Hong Kong cope with such opportunities? (ED02551)

  • Estimating the Cost of Class Size Reduction in Secondary Schools in Hong Kong Under Different Class Size Alternatives
  • HUNG Fan Sing
    1 March 2001
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The purpose of this project is to provide estimates of the operational and capital costs of implementing class size reduction (CSR) in public-sector secondary schools in Hong Kong. Specifically, the project will estimate the quantity of additional classes required, the additional operational costs, and the additional capital costs for the reduction of class size in Forms 1-5 to three class size alternatives, i.e. a maximum of 38, 36, or 34 students permitted in each class, in one of the following years from 2001-2002 to 2010-2011. Reducing class size seems to be an increasing concern of teachers since this measure is believed to release teachers' more time and effort to deal with learning of individual students better. However, reducing class size is very costly as compared with other alternatives to improve student achievement, such as school restructuring, school reallocation of resources, and school-based management reform. Whether reducing class size is a good policy in addressing student achievement improvement requires a full accounting of its costs and benefits, including a comparison with alternative policies. Based on these data, the researchers will be able to assess the cost-effectiveness of class size reduction by comparing with its benefits to be estimated, and also to compare its cost-effectiveness with other policy alternatives in improving student achievement. Further, the project will highlight the future fiscal commitments on the part of the society and/or government in the coming decade. (ED00574)

  • Export Potential of Hong Kong Education Services
  • HUNG Fan Sing, SHIVE Glenn Landes, DIU Chin Kee (School of Continuing and Professional Studies), WANG Xiaohua*, CHUI Ching Ying (Curriculum & Instruction), MAK CHAN Shuk Yin (Curriculum & Instruction)
    1 August 2004
    Hong Kong Trade Development Council

    This study aims to assess the export potential of Kong Kong’s education services on a commercial basis, particularly with mainland China as the primary market and with higher education as the primary export of education services, while recognizing the competition from other education-exporting economies. The exports can be in the form of establishing schools or offering educational courses/programmes in markets outside Hong Kong (outbound mode) or enrolling non-resident students to study in Hong Kong’s educational institutions, schools and universities (inbound mode). The study also aims to recommend marketing priorities and strategies for Hong Kong as a whole and education services providers in particular in promoting Hong Kong’s exports of education services. Policy recommendations and institutional adjustments will also be made based on the findings of the study. The study is significant to the future development of Hong Kong in terms of the importance of education exports to the economy as a whole, the development opportunities of the education sector in Hong Kong, and the international importance of Hong Kong in the educational and cultural exchange.
    Specific research questions to be addressed in this study include the competitive advantages and disadvantages of Hong Kong’s exports of education services on a commercial basis; the student profiles of the potential market for Hong Kong’s exports of education services, particularly with mainland China as the primary market; the relevant, cost-effective marketing priorities and strategies for education services providers in Hong Kong; and the recommendations on policy and institutional arrangement of Hong Kong in promoting the exports. Methods of this study include literature review, questionnaire and interviews surveys in Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Donnggong, and Shenzhen cities in mainland China, interview surveys in Hong Kong, and case studies in Hong Kong. Findings from these 4 methods of survey will be analyzed holistically, applying the SWOT approach and a 3-dimension (costs and benefits, short- and long-term, society’s and education services provider’s point of view) frame of analysis.
    It is hoped that the results of this study can help education services providers identify the potential market segments and formulate their marketing priorities and strategies, while making relevant policy recommendations to the government and promotion recommendations to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. (ED04382)

  • Programme for International Student Assessment 2009 in Hong Kong
  • HO Sui Chu, CHUNG Yue Ping Stephen, TSANG Wing Kwong, MAN Yee Fun Evelyn (Curriculum & Instruction), CHUN Ka Wai Cecilia (Curriculum & Instruction), LAU Kit Ling (Curriculum & Instruction), NG Mau Yuen Eric (Curriculum & Instruction), YIP Din Yan (Curriculum & Instruction), CHEUNG Sin Pui (Curriculum & Instruction), KWONG Wai Leung (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research), WONG Ka Ming Patrick*, WONG Ka Lok*, LO Nai Kwai Leslie, CHIU Ming Ming (Educational Psychology), HUNG Fan Sing (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research)
    11 September 2007
    Education Bureau

    The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is developed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It aims at assessing how well students aged 15 near the end of compulsory education have acquired the knowledge and skills essential for participation in society. Operationally the literacy domains of reading, mathematics, and science are assessed. Background data are also collected using questionnaires. Based on the findings, educational indicators are developed to help governmental bodies and policy makers examine, evaluate, and monitor the effectiveness of the education system at both national and school levels. The study takes place every 3 years starting from 2000, with each of the literacy domains in turn to be the major domain and subjected to deeper investigation. PISA 2009 will have Reading as the major domain and reading of electronic text will also be assessed. The purpose of the PISA 2006 in Hong Kong is to continue the investigation of previous PISA cycles (2000, 2003 and 2006) and develop a longitudinal database for the study of several problems confronting the youth in Hong Kong secondary schools. The study will simultaneously carried out in about 60 countries or regions. This international study can extend our knowledge on the effectiveness of Hong Kong basic education by establishing a timely, longitudinal, and multilevel database. The full project can provide direction for school reform and for students earning as well as insights into strengths and weaknesses. They also provide tools for central authorities to monitor achievement levels especially when administration is devolved and schools are being run in partnership with communities. (ED07310)

Research Publications

  • "Background and Significance of Hong Kong's Export Potential Services". Paper presented in the Internationalization of Lifelong Education, Policy and Issues, organized by Federation of Continuing Education of Hong Kong. Hong Kong SAR, 2004.12.03.

  • "The Flow of Educated Labor Across Hong Kong and Mainland China". Paper presented in the 48th Annual Conference 2004 of Comparative and International Education Society, organized by Comparative and International Education Society, Salt Lake City, USA, 9-12 March 2004. 2004.03.

  • "Potential for Export of Hong Kong Higher Education to Mainland China". Paper presented in the CIES Annual Conference, organized by Comparative and International Education Society. Hong Kong SAR, 2005.03.22.

  • Private and social rates of return on investment in education in Hong Kong. Hong Kong : Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1982.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Thesis LC67.H6 H86; CC Thesis LC67.H6 H86 c.2)

  • A Report on Export Potential of Hong Kong's Education Services: A Consultancy Study for Hong Kong Trade Development Council. (co-authored with SHIVE Glenn Landes; WANG Xiaohua and DIU Chin Kee). Hong Kong SAR: Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research and Hong Kong America Centre, 2005.04.30.

  • 〈香港幼兒教育資源分配的公平性研究〉(與占盛麗合編),《香港幼兒學報》,第5卷第2期,香港特別行政區:香港教育學院,2006.11.13,頁23-32。

  • 〈香港地區高等教育學生貸款的經驗與啟示〉(與占盛麗、雷萬鵬及鍾宇平合編),《比較教育研究》,第3期 (總第154期),中國北京:北京師範大學出版社,2003.03,頁23-29。

  • 〈香港地區學生貸款:貸款機構的視角〉(與鍾宇平、雷萬鵬及占盛麗合編),《高等教育研究》,第24卷第1期(總第107期),中國武漢:國家教育部,華中科技大學及全國高等教育學研究會,2003.01,頁45-52。
    (CUHK Library Call No: CC Periodical LB2300 .G36 v.24, 2003)

  • 〈香港地區學生貸款研究〉(與鍾宇平、雷萬鵬及占盛麗合編),論文發表於《2002年中國教育經濟學會年會學術研討會》,中國雲南省昆明,2002.09。

  • 〈香港高等教育政策: 趨向及發展〉,《上海財經大學『行政管理幹部研修班』》, 2006.01.17。

  • 〈香港高等教育政策: 趨勢及發展〉,《北京師範大學領導培訓計劃》,2006.01.19.

  • 〈香港高等教育發展〉,論文發表於《中華海外聯誼會香港市場經濟與管理研討班》,香港特別行政區:香港中文大學學術交流處,2003.11.14。

  • 〈香港教育制度與政策〉,論文發表於《上海財經大學行政管理幹部研修班》,香港特別行政區:香港中文大學學術交流處,2003.08.22。

  • 〈香港教育服務的出口潛力〉,演講於華中師範大學教育科學學院,2005.06.01。

  • 〈香港教育資源的調配:公共教育開支〉,《廿一世紀教育藍圖?香港特區教育改革議論》,曾榮光編,香港特別行政區:中文大學出版社、香港教育研究所,2006.01,頁85-110。

  • 〈香港教育資源的調配:公共教育開支〉,《教育政策研討系列》,第37 期,香港:香港中文大學教育學院及香港教育研究所,2000.09。

  • 〈香港與內地之經濟結合與人力資本流動〉,論文發表於《滬港發展聯合研究所2004年學術年會—滬港教育改革的探索》,香港,2004.11.06。

  • 〈香港與內地之經濟結合與教育優勢〉,演講於西安交通大學高等教育研究所,2004.11.30。

  • 《香港學校敎育私營化 : 敎育券方案》,香港:香港中文大學敎育學院:香港中文大學香港敎育硏究所,1999。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies LB2806.36 .H86 1999 c.2; CC LB2806.36 .H86 1999 c.3; CC Reserve 4 hours LB2806.36 .H86 1999)

  • 《香港職業技術敎育的發展路向探索》(與黎萬紅及鍾宇平合編),香港:香港中文大學敎育學院:香港中文大學香港敎育硏究所,1999。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies LC1047.H7 L5 1999 c.2; CC LC1047.H7 L5 1999)

  • 《香港敎育資源的調配 : 公共敎育開支》,香港:香港中文大學敎育學院:香港中文大學香港敎育硏究所,2000。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies LB2826.6.H6 H85 2000 c.5; CC LB2826.6.H6 H85 2000)

  • 〈從學生視角看大學生貸款的成本―收益――香港個案研究〉(與鍾宇平、雷萬鵬及占盛麗合編),《教育研究》,第24卷第6期(總第281期),中國北京:中華人民共和國教育部及中央教育科學研究所,2003.06,頁61-67。

  • 《課程發展與教師專業發展的夥伴協作》(與黃顯華合編),香港:中文大學出版社,2003。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL LB2806.15 .K33 2003 c.2; CC LB2806.15 .K33 2003)

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