Nobel Week Dialogue

A Lin Goodwin

Lin Goodwin is dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Her varied research interests include teacher beliefs and development, and equitable education.

A. Lin Goodwin is dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Prior to joining HKU, she was vice dean at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, and the Evenden Foundation Chair of Education. She is a past vice president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)—Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education, and the inaugural Dr Ruth Wong professor of teacher education at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. In 2015, Dr. Goodwin was honored as a distinguished researcher by AERA’s Special Interest Group: Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans.

Goodwin’s research focuses on teacher/teacher educator beliefs, identities and development; equitable education and powerful teaching for immigrant and minoritised youth; international analyses and comparisons of teacher education practice and policy; and the experiences of Asian/Asian American teachers and students in US schools.

Her recent publications include ‘Globalization, global mindsets and teacher education’ in Action in Teacher Education, and ‘Learning to Teach Diverse Learners: Teachers and Teacher Preparation in the US’ in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Her latest book, co-authored with Ee Ling Low and Linda Darling-Hammond, is ‘Empowered educators in Singapore: How high-performing systems shape teaching quality’.