Department of Education

Pei-tseng Jenny Hsieh

Research Associate/ Researcher

Pei-tseng Jenny is a researcher in the Centre for Comparative and International Education Research.

Her research interest is in the use of educational assessments in informing education policies, evaluations and reforms, especially in development context.

She is currently working closely with Dr David Johnson on a study on teacher professional knowledge development in Nigeria and a longitudinal study of secondary student learning achievements in Sierra Leone.

Jenny has worked extensively on research projects in East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, most involve mix-method research design and use of assessment results. Jenny also has extensive international experience as an education consultant through her work with the World Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF and other NGOs.


Hsieh, P.T.J. & Jeng, M. (2016) Learning-by-doing: The Early Literacy in National Languages programme in The Gambia. UNESCO Oral Assessment Guide: Understanding what Works in Oral Reading Assessment. UIS: Montreal.

Chen, S. & Hsieh, P. T. (2016) Implication for cross cultural comparisons. In Hackling, M. Ramseger, J. & Chen, S (Eds.) Quality Teaching in Primary Science Education: Cross-cultural perspectives. Springer: New York.

Johnson, D. & Hsieh, P.T.J. (2016) A Longitudinal study of learning, progression, and personal growth in Sierra Leone. Annual Report.

Hsieh, P. T.J. (2015) Educational Assessments in the UK: An intertwining debate. Forum, narratives, paradigms, criticisms: Cross-national Journal for Education and Culture. Vol. 4. (ISSN: 2189-4922).

Hsieh, P. T. (Ed.) (2013) Education in East Asia. Bloomsbury: London.

National Assessment Report for The Gambia Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, (2011, 2012)

Hsieh, P. T. & Brock, C. (2011) Gender and education in ASEAN countries. In Sympaco, L. and C. Brock (Eds.) Education in South-East Asia. Symposium Book: Oxford.

Hsieh, P. T. (2010) The Impact of Globalisation on Foreign Language Education Policy in Taiwan – Policy Initiatives and Industrial Demand. The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment. 5, 76-100.

Hsieh, P. T. (2009) The Impact of Globalisation on Foreign Language Policies: Curricular Design and Implementation. Doctoral Thesis, Department of Education, University of Oxford.

Johnson, D., Hsieh, P.T.J. & Onibon, F. (2008) A baseline study of the conditions of teaching and learning, and learning outcomes in Nigeria. Unpublished Report for Cambridge Education Limited.

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