SZE Man Man Paul 施敏文

Research Projects


  • The Hong Kong-PISA Project: Monitoring the Quality of Education in Hong Kong from an International Perspective
  • HO Sui Chu, CHUNG Yue Ping Stephen, TSANG Wing Kwong, CHUN Ka Wai Cecilia (Dept of Curriculum & Instruction), SZE Man Man Paul (Dept of Curriculum & Instruction), YIP Din Yan (Dept of Curriculum & Instruction), MAN Yee Fun Evelyn (Dept of Curriculum & Instruction), CHIU Ming Ming (Dept of Educational Psychology), WONG Ka Ming*, HO Wai Kit (Dept of Curriculum & Instruction)
    1 November 2000
    Quality Education Fund, HKSAR Government

    Monitoring the quality of education by tracking students' achievement is a major issue in the current education reform. Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international assessment of the skills and knowledge of 15-year-olds conducted by The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in thirty-two countries. It aims to assess how far students approaching the end of compulsory education have acquired the knowledge and skills that are essential for full participation in study, work, and society. Implementing PISA in Hong Kong allows creation of a new monitoring system from an international perspective. The proposed project will parallel the first cycle of the PISA study. This international study can extend our knowledge on the effectiveness of Hong Kong basic education by establishing a timely, longitudinal, and multilevel database.
    The objectives of the project are:
    (1) include Hong Kong in the network of international student assessment projects;
    (2) promote collaboration among governments on assessment policy;
    (3) monitor students' achievement in reading, mathematics and science;
    (4) investigate the effectiveness of basic schooling;
    (5) provide a baseline profile of the knowledge and skills of Hong Kong students at the end of compulsory education;
    (6) report results of education system's quality; and
    (7) train education evaluators and practitioners in monitoring school performance. (ED20023)


  • Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006 in Hong Kong
  • HO Sui Chu, LO Nai Kwai Leslie, CHUNG Yue Ping Stephen, TSANG Wing Kwong, YIP Din Yan (Curriculum & Instruction), CHEUNG Sin Pui (Curriculum & Instruction), KWONG Wai Leung (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research), WONG Ka Ming Patrick (Curriculum & Instruction), LAW Huk Yuen (Curriculum & Instruction), MAN Yee Fun Evelyn (Curriculum & Instruction), NG Mau Yuen Eric (Curriculum & Instruction), CHUN Ka Wai Cecilia (Curriculum & Instruction), SZE Man Man Paul (Curriculum & Instruction), TONG Choi Wai (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research), CHIU Ming Ming (Educational Psychology)
    11 October 2004
    Education & Manpower Bureau, HKSAR Government

    The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a new regular survey of 15-year olds assessing their preparedness for adult life. The PISA programme was launched in 1997 by the OECD with the objective to develop regular, reliable and policy relevant indicators on student achievement. The data strategy defines three cycles of the project: PISA 2000 focusing on reading literacy, PISA 2003 focusing on mathematical literacy and finally PISA 2006 focusing on scientific literacy. HKPISA 2000 and HKPISA 2003 were successfully implemented by the HKPISA Centre, the Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research of me Chinese University of Hong Kong. PISA 2006 constitutes the third cycle of the project, which will be conducted in 2004-2006. The purpose of the HKCPISA 2006 study is to continue the investigation of HKPISA2000 and HKPISA2003 and develop a longitudinal database for the study of several problems confronting the youth in Hong Kong secondary schools. The study will parallel the third cycle of PISA study conducted by the OECD in over 40 countries. 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’ learning 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. (ED04383)


  • Programme for International Student Assessment 2003 in Hong Kong
  • HO Sui Chu, LO Nai Kwai Leslie, CHUNG Yue Ping Stephen, TSANG Wing Kwong, WONG Ka Ming Patrick (Dept of Curriculum & Instruction), LAM Chi Chung (Dept of Curriculum & Instruction), YIP Din Yan (Dept of Curriculum & Instruction), CHIU Ming Ming (Dept of Educational Psychology), CHUN Ka Wai Cecilia (Dept of Curriculum & Instruction), SZE Man Man Paul (Dept of Curriculum & Instruction), MAN Yee Fun Evelyn (Dept of Curriculum & Instruction)
    1 April 2002
    Education Department, Hong Kong SAR Government

    The programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a regular survey of 15-year olds assessing their preparedness for adult life. The OECD, with the objective to develop regular, reliable and policy relevant indicators on student achievement, launched the PISA programme in 1997. There are three cycles of the project: PISA 2000 focusing on reading literacy, PISA 2003 focusing on mathematical literacy and finally PISA 2006 focusing on scientific literacy. HKPISA 2000 is being successfully implemented in Hong Kong by the Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. HKPISA 2003 constitutes the second cycle of the project, which is supported by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in preparing the field trial in 2002. The HKPISA 2003 study will be conducted in 2003-2006 in over forty countries. The purpose of the HKPISA 2003 study is to develop a longitudinal database for the study of several problems confronting 15-year old youths in Hong Kong secondary schools. The result of the study will extend our understanding of the cumulative yield of the education system for students who will nearly finish their basic compulsory education in Hong Kong. Moreover, the cross-cultural, multilevel and longitudinal design of the study will extend the literature on school effectiveness and will be useful to policy-makers, school administrators, teachers, parents and students. (ED01712)



Research Publications


  • "First Language Reading Literacy Assessment in PISA and Second Language Reading Curriculum and Instruction in Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHUN Ka Wai Cecilia). Curriculum and Instruction: The Journey of Research and Practice ed. by Fok, P. K,, Yu, J.Y., Xu, H.X. and Chu, K.W.. 19 pgs. China, 2008.06.



  • "Hong Kong Primary English Teachers’ Selection of Coursebooks" (co-authored with LEE Chi Kin John and CHUN Ka Wai Cecilia). Journal of Basic Education vol.10 no.2/vol.11 no.1. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research, 2001. pp.47-72.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HKS Periodical LB1501.C55 v.9-11, 1999-2002; CC Periodical LB1501.C55 v.9-11, 1999-2002)



  • "Individual Differences and the Hong Kong English Curriculum for Schools". Not One Less: Dealing with Individual Differences ed. by Wong, H.W. & Chu, K.W. Shanghai, China: Shanghai Scientific and Technological Education Publishing House, 2003. pp.314-332.



  • "An online peer observation platform for English Language teachers in Hong Kong". Paper presented in the CLaSIC 2006 Conference on "Processes and Process-Orientation in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning", organized by Centre for Language Studies, National University of Singapore. Singapore, 2006.12.08.



  • "Reading Performance of Hong Kong’s 15-Year-Old Students in PISA 2000" (co-authored with CHUN Ka Wai Cecilia and TONG Choi Wai). Education Journal vol.31 / 32 no.2 / 1, Hong Kong, 2003. pp.57-89.
    (CUHK Library Call No: CC Periodical L64.C4734 v.31-32, 2003-04; Available Online)



  • "Relationship between Reading Habits, Reading Attitudes and Literacy Performance of 15-year-old Students in Hong Kong and Finland" (co-authored with HO Sui Chu). Paper presented in the PISA International Conference: What do the PISA results tell us about the education quality and equality in the Pacific Rim, organized by OECD, EMB HKSAR, and CUHK, 10 pgs. Hong Kong SAR, 2003.11.


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