The Centre for Research on Language Policy and Practice at the Faculty of Education in The University of Hong Kong (HKU) will be soon advertising one full-time postdoctoral position (of 2 years) and two part-time Senior Research Assistant Posts (of 15 months each) to work on a new research project on Migration, Social Class and Language Education in Hong Kong, funded by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR, Hong Kong Education Bureau).
The project is titled "Migration, Social Class and Language Education in Hong Kong: The Case of Mainland Cross-border and South Asian Youth", and is led by Dr. Miguel Pérez-Milans (Division of English Language Education, Faculty of Education, HKU). The project’s steering group also includes colleagues from HKU (Dr. Xuesong Gao, Dr. Katherine Hoi Ying Chen, Dr. Rizwan Ullah, Mr. Thapa Chura Bahadur), Hong Kong Institute of Education (Dr. Yuen Yuet Mui Celeste) and King's College London (Prof. Ben Rampton).
The project's goals are as follows:
- To describe the linguistic practices of South Asian and newly-arrived and cross-border students from Mainland China in the context of their trajectories across different social domains, communicative genres and settings inside and outside the schools in Hong Kong.
- To analyze the identities that are constructed for and by these students, and how, in the course of these trajectories.
- To examine whether these practices, identities and trajectories are shaped by wider linguistic, social and/or cultural ideologies that impact on these students’ socio-economic position.
- To identify possible mismatches (if any) between language-in-education demands on these students and the type of practices and linguistic repertoires available to them outside the schools.
- To design a resource package for educators and policy makers with guidelines and examples of activities on trans-lingual, trans-cultural and trans-literacy pedagogies in the Hong Kong context.
PDF: up to HK$41,414/month (MPF included)
SRAs: HK$15,036/month each (MPF included) [20hours/week].