Dr. Van Man Isabel TCHIANG is the Program Coordinator and Assistant professor for the Post Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ). She received her Bachelor degree majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry from the State University of New York, College in Brockport, USA. Dr. Van Man Isabel attended the IIUM, gaining Outstanding honors in both her Master and Doctoral degrees before embarking on an academic career, which has embraced teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students at USJ since 2013.
Her main research interests are education policy, teachers’ behavior and perception on teaching and learning, professional training, parental involvement and school cooperation. Lead projects sponsored by the Macao Foundation since 2015, and recently has been working on projects in related to the Education Reform in Macao.
Team leader for the Macau Foundation funded project:
2020 Implementation of STEM activities in a Macao primary school
2018 Secondary teachers’ attitudes toward curriculum reform in Macau
2017 Kindergarten and primary teachers’ attitudes toward curriculum reform in Macau
2016 Grade Retention in Macau: Teachers’ Believes and Attitudes
Isabel tchiang, V.M. (2017). TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVE ON THE MACAO EDUCATION REFORM POLICY. PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences, 3(2), 1309-1322.
Correia, A., & Tchiang, V.M. (2019). Principal Perspective. In D. Couzens, A. M. Correia, & K. L. C. Ho (eds.), Perspectives on Inclusion, pp. 38-49. Macau Foundation.
Ge, R. & Tchiang, V. M. I. (2020). School-based curriculum of moral and civic education in Macau religious schools. Paper presented at the 2nd Summit of Hong Kong – Macao Youth Education and Development, Guangzhou, China.
Tchiang, V. M. I. (2019). The Challenges for Teachers on the Implementation of Education Reform Policy in Macao. Paper presented at ISER-735th International Conference on Education and Social Science (ICESS-2019), Seoul, South Korea.
Monteiro, E. & Tchiang, I. (2017). English language teaching in five local secondary schools in Macau. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference of Language, Literature, Culture and Education, Bangkok, Thailand.
Tchiang, I. (2016). Teachers’ Perspective and Behavior on Macau Education–Why do they want to be teachers? Paper presented at the XVI World Congress of Camparative Education Socities, Beijing, China.
Tchiang, V. M. I., Monteiro, E., Lopes, C. & Found, A. (2016). Grade retention in Macau: teachers’ beliefs and attitudes. Paper presented at the Asian Conference on Education, Kobe, Japan.
Tchiang, V. M. I. (2010). Teacher Development in Correlation to Parental Involvement in Macau. Paper presented at the 2nd East Asian International Conference on Teacher Education Research, Hong Kong, China. S.A.R.
Tchiang, V. M. I. (2006). The Impact of Powerful Economic Forces on Macao’s Secondary Schools: A Complexity Theory Perspective. Paper presented at the APERA The Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association – International Conference 2006, Hong Kong, China. S.A.R.