Scholarly Publications

(last updated: March 21, 2015)

Lee, I., & Sze, P. (2015). Voices from the Frontline: Narratives of Nonnative Speaking English Teachers. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press.

Sze, P., & Leung, F.F.Y. (2014). Enhancing learners’ metalinguistic awareness of language form: The use of eTutor resources. Assessment and Learning, Vol. 3, pp. 79-96.

Sze, P., Maxwell-Reid, C., Lee, I., & Cheung, B. (July 2014). The Requirements of Basic Academic Attainments in English Language for Senior Secondary Schools Using English as the Primary Language of Instruction. Commissioned curriculum document submitted to the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Government of the Macao SAR.

Sze, P., Maxwell-Reid, C., Lee, I., & Cheung, B. (July 2014). The Requirements of Basic Academic Attainments in English Language for Senior Secondary Schools Not Using English as the Primary Language of Instruction. Commissioned curriculum document submitted to the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Government of the Macao SAR.

Sze, P., Maxwell-Reid, C.,Lee, I. & Cheung, B. (2013). The Requirements of Basic Academic Attainments in English Language for Junior Secondary Schools Using English as the Primary Language of Instruction. Commissioned curriculum document submitted to the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Government of the Macao SAR.

Sze, P, Lee, I. & Cheung, B. (2013). The Requirements of Basic Academic Attainments in English Language for Junior Secondary Schools Not Using English as the Primary Language of Instruction. Commissioned curriculum document submitted to the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Government of the Macao SAR.

Chun, C.K.W., Sze, P., & Ho, E.S.C. (2013). Reading habit, reading attitude and literacy performance. In Ho, E.S.C. (Ed.), Multilevel Analysis of the PISA Data: Insights for Policy and Practice (pp. 61-79). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research.

Sze, Paul. (2011).  Using wikis for promoting collaborative writing among pre-intermediate ESL learners in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on ICT in Education, May 12-13, 2011; Braga, Portugal. Sze 2011 wikis collaborative writing

Sze, Paul. (2010). Digital storytelling for teachers’ professional development. Paper presented at the 2010 Euro-American Conference for Academic Disciplines, Aix-en-Provence, France, June 8-11, 2010.

Sze, Paul. (2010). Preparing ESL teachers for using digital storytelling in English Language teaching. Paper presented at the 8th Malaysia International Conference on English Language Teaching, May 11-13, 2010; Melaka, Malaysia.

Sze, Paul. (2010). Synthetic phonics for EFL learners? Paper presented at the 6th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching , 27-28 February 2010, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Sze, Paul. (2008). Hong Kong students’ awareness of Cantonised pronunciation of English. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on English in Southeast Asia: Englishes and Literatures-in-English in a Globalised World; Singapore, December 4-6, 2008.

Sze, Paul. (2008). An online peer lesson observation platform for English language teachers in Hong Kong.   In W.M. Chan, K.N. Chin, M. Nagami, & T. Suthiwan (Eds.), Processes and process-orientation in foreign language teaching (pp. 193-209). Singapore: Centre for Language Studies, National University of Singapore.

Sze, Paul. (2008). Nurturing teacher leadership qualities through computer conferencing: A study of teachers’ online interaction patterns. In J.C.K. Lee & L.P. Shiu (Eds.), Developing teachers and developing schools in changing contexts (pp. 419-436). Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press.

Sze, Paul. (2008). Awareness raising activities for tackling individual differences in phonics learning at pre-intermediate level. In P.K, Fok et al. (Eds.), Curriculum and instruction: the Journey of research and practice (pp. 391-401). Chongqing, China: University of Chongqing Press. (2008.8)

Chun, K.W. & Sze, Paul. (2008). First language reading literacy assessment in PISA and second language reading curriculum and instruction in Hong Kong. In P.K, Fok et al. (Eds.), Curriculum and instruction: the Journey of research and practice (pp. 364-382). Chongqing, China: University of Chongqing Press. (2008.8)

Sze, Paul. (2008). Teaching Phonics through Awareness Raising Activities. Paper presented at the 4th CamTESOL Conference on English language Teaching, “Building Bridges to the World”, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 23-24 Februrary 2008.

Sze, Paul. (2008). Online collaborative writing using wikis. The Internal TESL Journal, Vol. XIV. No.1, January 2008. http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Sze-Wikis.html/

Coniam, D., & Sze, P. (2007). Web-based multimedia support for preservice primary ESL teachers in Hong Kong. Journal of Basic Education, 16(1), 13-27.

Sze, P. (2007). Using wikis for online collaborative writing in English language teaching. Paper presented at the IT in Education Symposium, organized by HKU CITE, EMB, HKACE, and PCMS; March 2-3, 2007, Hong Kong.

Sze, P. (2006). Developing students’ listening and speaking skills through ELT podcasts. Education Journal, 34(2), 115-134.

Sze, Paul. (2006). An online peer observation platform for English Language teachers in Hong Kong. Paper presented at The CLaSIC 2006 Conference: Processes and Process-Orientation in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning,  Singapore, 7 – 9 December 2006.

Sze, Paul. (2006). “My best lesson”, Assessment Practice Contributions, ARC article no. D001. Retrieved, month date, year, from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Assessment Resource Centre Web site, http://www.polyu.edu.hk/assessment/arc/  (Refereed Internet Publication.)

Sze, Paul. (2005). Researching interaction in CMC applications in teacher education: Problems and prospects. Global Chinese Journal on Computers in Education, 4(1&2), 116-141.

Sze, Paul. (2005). Professional development through computer conferencing: Interaction patterns and development of discussion as revealed by a modified message map analysis. Paper presented at the CUHK Faculty of Education 40th Anniversary International Conference, 2-3 December, 2005; CUHK Hong Kong.

Chun, C.K.W., Tong, C.W., & Sze, Paul. (2004). Reading performance of Hong Kong’s 15-year-old students in PISA 2000. Educational Journal, 31(2), 57-90.

Paul Sze. (2003). What constitutes subject knowledge for second language teaching? Journal of Basic Education, 12(2), 93-123.

Ho, Esther S.C., & Sze, Paul M.M. (2003). Relationship between reading habits, reading attitudes and literacy performance of 15-year-old students in Hong Kong and Finland. Paper presented at the PISA International Conference: What do the PISA results tell us about the education quality and equality in the Pacific Rim? 21-22 November 2003, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Tong, C.W., & Sze, Paul (2003). Reading performance of Hong Kong’s 15-year-old students in PISA. Paper presented at the PISA International Conference: What do the PISA results tell us about the education quality and equality in the Pacific Rim? 21-22 November 2003, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Sze, Paul. (2003). Individual differences and the Hong Kong English curriculum for schools. In Wong, H.W. & Chu, K.W. (Eds.), Not one less: Dealing with individual differences (pp. 314-332). Shanghai: Shanghai Scientific and Technological Education Publishing House.

Chun, C., & Sze, P. (2002). What can we learn from the PISA study? Reading habit and its impact on students’ literacy performance in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the HKERA 2002 International Conference: Globalization – New Horizons for educational change, December 20-21, 2002, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Sze, P. (2002). Individual differences and the Hong Kong English curriculum for schools. Taiwan. In Wong, H.W., & Chu, K.W. (Eds.), Not one less: Dealing with individual differences (pp. 315-332). Taiwan: Taiwan Normal University Press.

Lee, J.C.K., Sze, P., & Chun, C.K.W. (2001). Hong Kong primary English teachers’ selection of coursebooks. Journal of Basic Education, 10(2)/11(1), 47-72.

Paul Sze. (2000). Parental involvement in extensive reading in English: A primary school’s approach. Journal of Basic Education, 8(2), 69-73.

Coniam, P., Falvey, P., with P. Bodycott, V. Crew, and Paul Sze. (2000). Establishing English Language Benchmarks for Primary Teachers of English Language: A Report submitted to ACTEQ. (Report submitted to Advisory Committee on Teacher Education and Qualifications).

Sze, Paul. (1999). Reflective teaching in second language teacher education: An overview. Educational Research Journal, 14(1), 131-156.

Cheng, Pui Wan, Shiu, Ling Po, Chun Ka Wai Cecilia, Sze, Paul, & Lee Chi Kin John. (1999). Enchancing students’ word recognition skills: A cross-language perspective. Paper presented at the International Language in Education Conference, Hong Kong, on December 18, 1999.

Sze, Paul., & Wong, Hin Wah. (1999). The Hong Kong primary English syllabus and its relevance for English learning in a context of compulsory schooling. Education Research Journal, 14(2), pp. 253-278.

Lee, JCK, Sze, Paul, & Chun, K.W. (2000). Teachers’ selection of TOC English textbooks. Paper presented at the Conference on Basic Education, organised by CUHK, on May 1, 2000.

Lee, J.C.K., Sze, Paul, Chun, C.KW. (1998). Teachers’s use and adaptation of TOC English textbooks. Journal of Basic Education, 8(1), 1-20. (Winter 1998, Hong Kong)

Sze, Paul. (1998). Towards ELT professionalism in Hong Kong: Connecting curriculum renewal and teacher development”, Asia Pacific Journal of Language in Education 1(1),60-78.

Lo Nai-kwai Leslie, Tsang Wing-kwong, Chung Choi-man, Chung Yue-ping, Cheng Yin-cheung, Sze,  Paul, Ho Sui-chu Esther, & Ho Man-koon. (1997). A survey of the effectiveness of Hong Kong secondary school system. Hong Kong: Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Sze, Paul, Shek C, Lin, MS. (December 1997). An evaluation of EFL materials for the coastal regions of China: A report. Unpublished manuscript, Faculty of Education, CUHK.

C.M. Chung, S.Y. Mak, Y.M. Suen, and Sze, Paul. (1996). Game-display board activities for science teaching. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 5(2), 141-154.

 Sze, Paul. (1995).A review of Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms by J.C. Richards and C. Lockhart. Modern English Teacher, 4(4), 87-88.

Sze, Paul. (1995). Teaching conversation in the second language classroom: Problems and prospects”, CUHK Educational Journal, 23(2), 229-250.

Chung, C.M., S.Y. Mak, & Sze, Paul. (1995). Reflective lesson planning in refresher training programs for experienced Physics teachers. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 4(2), 151-162. June 1995.

Sze, Paul. (1994)  “The optimal starting age for second language learning: The case of Hong Kong”, Journal of Primary Education, 4(2), 49-54.

C.C. Lam, H.S. Hon, M.K. Ho, E.Y.F.  Man, & Sze, Paul. (Eds.).(1994). Proceedings of the conference on curriculum changes in Hong Kong: The needs of the new era. Hong Kong: Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, CUHK, & Curriculum Development Institute, Education Department. 1994.04.

Sze, Paul. (1993). What does the Secure HKAT in English really measure? Journal of Primary Education, 3(2), 55-59. Hong Kong, 1993.05.

Sze, Paul . (1992). A decade of communicative language teaching in Hong Kong: Where from here. Journal of Primary Education, 2(2), 23-30. 1992.05.

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