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“My research focus on the development of psychometrically robust and culturally-sensitive measures of both early childhood development and the quality of Early Childhood Education” 

 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

  • Girl Power in a Man’s world (Common Core Course)

  • Perspectives on Early Childhood Development and Learning

  • Introduction to Research Methods

  • Observation and Assessment of Children and Early Childhood Programmes

M.Ed

  • Developmental Psychology for Educators

  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education

 
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SU, Yufen
PhD

Current Position

Research Associate

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TAN, Ching Ting
PhD

Current Position

Master Specialist, Pre-school Education, Ministry of Education, Singapore

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WANG, Jing
PhD

Current Position

ZJU 100 Young Professor 
College of Education, Zhejiang University

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WANG, Rhoda K.Y.
PhD

Current Position

Lecturer, Faculty of Education, HKU

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Ndijuye, Laurent
PhD

Current Position

Research Fellow, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

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LAU, Carrie G.L.
PhD

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, HKU

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ZHANG, Li
PhD

Current Position

Associate Professor, East China Normal University

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LEE, Diana
PhD

Current Position

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, HKU

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WONG, Jessie
PhD

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

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BECHER, Yvonne
PhD

Current Position

Chief Executive, Child Development Centre

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NG Mei Lee
PhD

Current Position

Assistant Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong

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SUN Jin
PhD

Current Position

Assistant Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong

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CHAN Wai Ling
Ed.D.

Current Position

Assistant Professor of Teaching, The Education University of Hong Kong

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CHI Jin
PhD

Current Position

Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University

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LI Hui
PhD

Current Position

Dean and Chair Prof, Shanghai Institute of Early Childhood Education

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IWAN Ailin
PhD

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ZHANG Jun
PhD

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MTAHABWA Lyabwene 
PhD

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WU Shu Chen
PhD

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CHENG Mei Lin
Ed.D.

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PEARSON Emma 
PhD

Former PhD Students

 

Student
Testimonials

Cindy (Batch: 2018)

Dear Professor Rao, I really enjoy the lectures and discussion I had with you. Your passion has motivated me to devote to ECE and ECSE at the present and in the future. 

Ching Ting (Batch: 2015)

Thank you for being such a great listener, advisor and mentor for my studies and research in HKU. Happy Teachers’ Day!