About IP Kin-yuen

Personal Information

Born 1961. Married. B.A. (1984), P.C.Ed. (1989), M.Ed. (1994) (HKU)


Legislative Council Member (2012-present)

Guest Lecturer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, The Education University of Hong Kong (2016-2019)

Part-time Lecturer, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (2012-2013)

Chief Executive, HK Professional Teachers’ Union (Feb – Sept 2012)

Part-time lecturer, various tertiary institutions (2009-2012)

Part-time Lecturer / Advisor, The University of Hong Kong (2009-2015)

Part-time Lecturer / Advisor, Hong Kong Baptist University (2009-2011)

Principal, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity (2007-2009)

Lecturer, Hong Kong Institute of Education (1995-2006)

Teacher, Ko Lui Secondary School (1989-1995)

Teacher, HKTA Ching Chung Secondary School (1987-1988)

Teacher, GCCITKD Lau Pak Lok Secondary School (1986-1987)

Community Worker, Society for Community Organization (1985-1986)

Editor-in-Chief, Genius Publishing Company (1984-1985)

Education Involvement

Professional Groups

Vice-President, Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (2014-present)

Chief Executive, Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (Oct 2012 – Jan 2015)

Executive Committee Member, Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (2010-2014)

Chairman, Hong Kong Society of Small Class Teaching (2010-present)

Chair of the Tertiary Group, Hong Kong Teachers’ Association (2010-2012)

President, Hong Kong University Education Alumni Association (2004-2008)

President, Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (2002-2004)

Vice-Chairman, Hong Kong Primary Education Research Association (2000-2002)

Academic Institutions

Member, Cultural Studies Advisory Board, Lingnan University (2008-present)

Founding Director (2006) and Principal Advisor (2007-2015), Centre for Development and Research in Small Class Teaching, the Hong Kong Institute of Education

Expert Member, Asia-Pacific Centre for Education Leadership and Quality, the Hong Kong Institute of Education (2003-present)

Steering Committee Member, Eight-Nations Education Research Project hosted by University of Pennsylvania (2003-2007)

Advisor on Small Class Teaching, Education Bureau of Dalian Xigang District (2010)

Academic Consultant, Nanjing Research Institute on Small Class Teaching (2010)


Member, Court of the University of Hong Kong  (2012-2019)

Honorary Member, Incorporated Management Committee, HKTA Lee Heng Kwei Secondary School (2010-present)

Member, Incorporated Management Committee, Ko Lui Secondary School (2009-present)

Member, School Management Committee, HKTA Lee Heng Kwei Secondary School (2008-2010)

NGO & Civic Groups

Director, The Hong Kong Institute of Family Education (2010-present)

Advisor on Employee Retraining Curriculum, Continued Education Centre, St James’ Settlement (2009-present)

Convenor, Education Policy Group of Meeting Point (1988-1995)

Government & Semi-Government Agencies

Standing Committee Member, Advisory Management Committee, HK Teachers’ Centre (2008-present)

Arts Advisor (Arts Education), HK Arts Development Council (2008-present)

Seconded Member, Decision Support Unit, Education Department (1999-2000)

Part-time Member, Central Policy Unit (1998-1999)

Member, Monitoring Committee on Target-oriented Curriculum, Education Department (1995-1998)

Member, Curriculum and Teacher Training Sub-group, Working Group on Support Services for Schools with Band 5 Students, Education Department (1993)

Social & Political Involvement

Member, Legislative Council Subsector, Election Committee (2012-present)

Member, Education Subsector, Election Committee (2006-2012)

Director, SynergyNet (2002-2012)

External Vice-President, Hong Kong University Students’ Union (1983)

Chairman, Organizing Committee of the 9th Youth Literary Awards (1981-1982)

Member, Secondary School Student Group for the Chinese Campaign (1979)

Media & Publication

Guest Convenor, “Heart of Education”, Radio Television Hong Kong (2012-present)

Guest Convenor, “Broadcasting Education Conference”, Radio Television Hong Kong (1999-2003)

Publications include: Those Days of Teaching (1996), What’s Worth Fighting For in Your School? (trans.) (1999), Everchanging Chinese Characters (2000), Towards Small Class Teaching (2009), etc.

Series Editor, Education Research Series (#01-04) of HK Professional Teachers’ Union (2011-2012)

Frequent contributor, various local newspapers