(Pictured: Professor Leung receives his Honorary Membership of IEA from IEA Chair, Dr Thierry Rocher)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to IEA as TIMSS National Research Coordinator for Hong Kong, General Assembly member and a former member of the Standing Committee, Professor Frederick K.S. Leung was elected as an Honorary Member of IEA at the recent General Assembly Meeting held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Professor Leung is Kintoy Professor in Mathematics Education and Chair Professor, Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He has led a distinguished career in mathematics education and research, with a particular interest in cultural differences in mathematics education. Internationally, Professor Leung has worked as an expert consultant to the World Bank, UNESCO and the United Nations Development Program. He has published extensively and received numerous national and international awards for his research, including the prestigious Hans Freudenthal Medal from the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction in 2013.
Commenting on the appointment, IEA Chair, DrThierry Rocher, said:
"Frederick has been a valued member of the IEA network for 28 years. He has served as a national research coordinator for every TIMSS cycle so far. He has been a valued member of the General Assembly since 1998 and contributed to the Standing Committee from 2007 to 2010. Frederick will retire from the General Assembly representative position this year. We are very grateful for his years of dedicated service to IEA and the wider international educational community. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize and celebrate his outstanding achievements."
Further details are available in this press release from the University of Hong Kong.