Coaching Early Childhood Teachers to Use Teaching Strategies that Support Young Children’s Literacy Development


18th March, 2014

12:30 to 14:00

Room204, Rumme Shaw Building, HKU

Dr. Wu-Ying Hsieh, LDD, Faculty of Education, HKU

This presentation is part of SoL-SRT Symposium – Literacy development.


Dr Hsieh will provide information derived from a research project with a focus on teaching strategies that support emergent literacy in preschoolers. These three “skill sets” of strategies include: (a) sharing books with children; (b) developing awareness of sounds and letters; and (c) developing an understanding of the relationship between ideas and the written word. Participants will learn a coaching model as an intervention to promote early childhood teachers’ use of literacy strategies. Examples of how early childhood teachers embedded these strategies within their ongoing schedules and activities will be shared.

About the speaker

Dr. Wu-Ying Hsieh is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. Before joining HKU, she was an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she taught graduate-level courses in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) that aimed at preparing early childhood educators to teach all children in inclusive settings. Dr. Hsieh earned her doctorate degree in Special Education with an emphasis in ECSE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research areas include ECSE teacher preparation, inclusive education, teacher beliefs, and early literacy. She has published refereed research articles and book chapters, as well as presented her work at international conferences on the topics related to her areas of expertise.

SoL-SRT Symposium