Prof. TAM, C W Vicky

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BSocSc, MSW HKU, MA, PhD Minnesota-Twin Cities, RSWHK

Academic & Professional Experience

2005 – Present Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
2011 – Present Associate Head, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
1999 – 2010 Master of Education Programme Coordinator, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

Research Interests

  • Parenting and child development
  • Homework involvement
  • Adolescent development
  • Gender issues
  • Qualitative research methodology
  • Learning communities

Consultancy/Professional/Community Services

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Family & Economic Issues (Springer), from 2014
  • Editor, Cogent Education (Taylor & Francis), from 2017
  • School Manager, Hong Kong Baptist University Kindergarten, from 2019
  • Consultant, No-homework Self-Directed Learning Project, Hong Kong Christian Service, from 2017
  • External Programme Assessor, Master of Education Suite of Programmes, Open University of Hong Kong, 2020
  • External Examiner, Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Primary) – General Studies (Five-year Full-time), Education University of Hong Kong, 2019 – 2021
  • External Examiner, United International College, Hong Kong Baptist University, from 2013
  • Member, High-level Advisory Panel (Early Childhood Education) of Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Education Bureau, 2012 & 2018
  • External Programme Assessor, Social Science Programmes, School of Arts and Social Science, Open University of Hong Kong, 2014
  • Member, Programme Validation Panels, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, 2011 & 2012

Selected Publications

Lui, M., Lau, G. K., Tam, V. C., Chiu, H. M., Li, S. S., & Sin, K. F. (in press). Parents’ impact on children’s school performance: Marital satisfaction, parental involvement, and mental health. Accepted for publication in Journal of Child & Family Studies. Sivan, A., Tam, V. C., Siu, G., & Stebbins, R. (2019). Adolescents’ choice and pursuit of their most important and interesting leisure activities. Leisure Studies, 38(1), 98-113. Tam, V. C., Chu, P., Lam, T. Y., Chiu, K. W., Wong, K W., & Yim, P. K. (2019). A research report on “No Homework over Easter Holiday: A Self-directed Learning Project 2018. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Christian Service & Hong Kong Baptist University. (In Chinese) 譚肖芸、蘇秀冠、葉詠怡、周凌峰、及楊少榮(2019)。「中學 – 大學 – 長者學習社群」計劃教師手冊。香港:香港浸會大學。 Tam, V. C., Chan, J. W., Li, S. C., & Pow, J. (2018). Developing and managing school human capital for information and communication technology integration: A case study of a school-based e-learning project in Hong Kong. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 21(4), 447-461. Sivan, A., Tam, V. C., Chow, T., Yip, A., & Yeung, S. W. (2018). Promoting positive youth development through school-university-elderly learning community: Teacher’s manual. Hong Kong: Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. Tam, V. C., Chu, P., Lam, T. Y., & Chiu, K. W. (2017). A research report on “No Homework over Easter Holiday: A Self-directed Learning Project. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Christian Service. Access from (In Chinese) Sivan, A., Tam, V. C., Tam, E., Ho, M., Kwan, Y. W., Louie, L. Ng, J., Ng. P., Wong, O., & Yeung, S. W. (2016). Building learning community through a transdisciplinary multi-layered approach.  Learning Communities Journal, 8(1), 71-97. Tam, V. C., & Chan, R. M. (2016). What is homework for? Hong Kong primary school teachers’ homework conceptions. School Community Journal, 26(1), 25-44. Zhang, L. F., Wan, W. W., Luk, C. L., Tam, V. C., & Wu, P. G. (2016). Adolescents’ intent attributions for parental behaviors: Development of a measurement. Psychological Reports, 118(3), 1011-38. Chan, J. W., Tam, V. C., Li, S. C., & Pow, J. (2016). The development of an assignment coding guide for evaluating ICT usage in 21st century primary school in Hong Kong. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education20(1), 54-66. Sivan, A., Tam, V. C., Hu, A., Chan, W. K., Leung, A. Y., Chaudhuri, T., Chow, B. C., Hung, S. S., Kim, L. E., Mah, D. N., Shroff, R., & Wong, O. M. (2016). Designing and implementing a two-level community of practice project to develop a teaching portfolio framework. Learning Communities Journal8(2), 51-96. Zhang, L. F., Tam, V. C., Wan, W. W., Wu, P. G., & Luk, C. L. (2015). An exploratory study on school children’s intent attributions for parental structuring behaviors. Psychological Reports: Relationships & Communications, 116(1), 249-273. Tam, V. C., & Lam, R. S. (2013). The roles and contributions of fathers in families with school-age children in Hong Kong. In K. B. Chan (Ed.), International Handbook of Chinese Families (pp. 379-392). New York: Springer. Seiffge-Krenke, I., Persike, M., Chau, C., Hendry, L. B., Kloepp, M., Terzini-Hollar, M., Tam, V, Naranjo, C. R., Herrera, D., Menna, P., Rohail, I., Veisson, M., Hoareau, E., Luwe, M., Loncaric, D., Han, H., & Regusch, L. (2012). Differences in agency? How adolescents from 18 countries perceive and cope with their futures. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 36(4), 258-270. Tam, V. C., & Chan, R. M. (2011). Homework involvement and functions: Perceptions of Hong Kong Chinese primary school students and parents. Educational Studies, 37(5), 569-580. Tam, V. C., & Chan, R. M. (2010). Hong Kong parents’ perceptions and experiences of involvement in homework: A family capital and resource management perspective. Journal of Family & Economic Issue, 31, 361-370. Tam, V. C., & Chan, R. M. (2009). Parental involvement in primary children’s homework in Hong Kong. School Community Journal, 19(2), 81-100. Tam, V. C. (2009). Homework involvement among Hong Kong primary school students. Asian Pacific Journal of Education, 29(2), 213-227. Tam, V. C. (2009). A comparison of father’s and mother’s contributions in the prediction of academic performance of school-age children in Hong Kong. Journal of International Psychology, 44(2), 147-156. Tam, V. C. (2008). Patterns of coping style among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine & Health, 20(1), 73-83. 林瑞芳、譚肖芸。(2008)。《教子心經》。深圳:海天出版社,共180頁。 Tam, V. C., & Lam, R. S. (2005). Stress and coping among migrant and local-born adolescents in Hong Kong. Youth & Society, 36(3), 312-332. Tam, V. C., & Lam, R. S. (2005). Parenting style in problem-solving situations: A cultural exploration based on structured observational methods in Hong Kong. In G. W. Peterson, S. K. Steinmetz, & S. M. Wilson (Eds.), Parent-youth relations: Cultural and cross-cultural perspectives (pp. 43-58). New York: Haworth. Tam, V. C., & Lam, R. S. (2003). Parenting style of Chinese fathers in Hong Kong: Correlates with children’s school-related performance. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 15(1), 51-62. Tam, V. C. (2001). A family ecological analysis on child care use in Hong Kong. Children & Society, 15(3), 181-192.

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