Official Title: Assistant Professor | Programme Coordinator for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Education


Short Bio

Dr. Van Man Isabel Tchiang is currently an Assistant Professor of School of Education, and Programme Coordinator on Post Graduate Diploma in Education, at University of Saint Joseph, Macau (S.A.R.). Born in Macau, Dr. Van Man Isabel was educated at State University of New York, College at Brockport, U.S.A. and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Biology and began to teach in the secondary schools as Biology and Chemistry teacher.  Afterwards, she worked for the Training Department of the Macau S.A.R. Government.  Following her departure from active service, Dr. Van Man Isabel then attended Inter-University Institute of Macau, gaining her “Outstanding Honor” from both Master and Doctoral degrees before embarking on an academic career, which has both embraced teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and research. Dr. Van Man Isabel’s research has embraced with a special emphasis on Family, Parental Involvement, teachers’ behavior and education policies projects.


Journal Article

Isabel tchiang, V.M. (2017). TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVE ON THE MACAO EDUCATION REFORM POLICY. PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences, 3(2), 1309-1322.


Conference Papers/Proceedings

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.




Year 1 Master
Year 1 PGDE
3.00 credits
3.00 credits
3.00 credits
3.00 credits
3.00 credits
Year 1 Bachelor
3.00 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
Year 3 Bachelor
Year 4 Bachelor
2.00 credits
3.00 credits