Professor Chiu Ming Ming has won two massive grants this week from the US Department of Education.
The two projects- worth a combined total of almost HK$30 Million - will see Professor Chiu work on improving the language abilities of educators in Indiana, USA.
The first seeks to improve the teaching and family outreach skills of US teachers by improving their Spanish speaking skills. Professor Chiu hopes also to improve English Language family engagement, teacher quality, student achievement in English language arts, as well as achieve increased language proficiency in Spanish and English.
The second study aims to increase the English language ability of educators. This should improve family engagement, teacher quality and student achievement in literacy and English language learning.
The results of both studies will be used to advocate for policy changes.