Minrui has a Master’s degree from Beijing Normal University and worked as a research assistant at a number of Chinese think tanks before coming to Oxford.

Minrui’s research interests now focus on equity issues in k-12 education, with the ultimate goal to influence policy decisions, which is aligned with the research direction in education policy and administration. Currently Minrui is concerned about school effectiveness across different school types and concerned about educational quality assessment.

Minrui participated in two national-level projects, three provincial and ministerial level projects and three departmental level projects, hosted two departmental level projects as the facilitator and presenter at an international conference sub-forum.


Newspaper Article:

Hong, X. & Chen, M. “Administrators of High-Quality Kindergartens should be emphasized from the stage of Admission”China Education Newspaper,2018/12/23.

Journal Papers:

Hong, X, Ma, Q. & Chen,M. “Characteristics and Prospects of Financial Investment in Early Childhood Education in China in the New Century: Based on the Nationwide Data of Finance of Early Childhood Education from 2000 to 2015”. China Economics of Education Review 2019-3.  Reproduction in whole in Xinhua Digest Online Journal 2020(01)

Chen, M. & Hong, X. “Experiences and problems in promoting Infants and Toddlers care services under the age of 3 year-old in urban areas ——Taking Nanjing and Shanghai as examples “. Early Childhood Education, Educational Sciences 2019-9.

Hong, X, Zhang, M. & Chen, M. “Core Indicators, Evaluation Results and Enlightenment of Basic Education Policy Evaluation in Developing Countries——Taking four members of UNESCO as an example”. Tsinghua Journal of Education.2021(03).

Hong, X, Chen, M. & Jiao, R. ” Research on the Self-Selected Training System for Child Development Supervisors in Alberta, Canada: A Perspective Based on AMO Theory “. Foreign Education Research. (Final version submitted, forthcoming)



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