Teacher Leadership for Curriculum Change in Chinese Kindergartens: An Exploratory Study

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Principal Investigator
Dr. Dora Ho
Research Fellow of APCLC,
The Education University of Hong Kong
Funding Source
Internal Research Grant, HKIEd


The research project aims to offer theoretical and practical insights into effective teacher leadership for curriculum change in kindergartens in Hong Kong. The qualitative case study methodology will be used to investigate the views of teacher leadership held by various stakeholders, including school principals, key stage coordinators and teaching staff. The findings of the project can be used to formulate the hypothetical basis for a territory-wide quantitative questionnaire survey for future research. 

  1. To identify the roles and responsibilities of teacher leaders for curriculum change;
  2. To understand the process and practice of teacher leadership in coordinating and leading curriculum change;
  3. To identify the conditions that support and challenge the development of teacher leadership at school level; and 
  4. To explore the links between teacher leadership and curriculum change.