2022-03-11T10:30:43+08:00

Juan ZHANG 張娟

Associate Professor & Programme Coordinator of Bachelor of Education Programme (Pre-Primary Education)

Interim Director of Centre for Early Childhood Education and Child Development

Faculty of Education, University of Macau

Professional Societies

  • Voting member, Society of Scientific Studies of Reading
  • Elected board member, Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association
  • Member, Society of Research in Child Development
  • Member, Association for Reading and Writing in Asia
  • Member, Oxford Round Table

Editorial Roles

  • Editor, PLoS One
  • Associate Editor, BMC Neuroscience
  • Editorial Board Member, Annals of Dyslexia
  • Editorial Board Member, Reading Research Quarterly

Ad-hoc Journal Reviewer

  • Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
  • Child Development
  • Cognition
  • Contemporary Educational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Developmental Science
  • Learning and Individual Differences
  • Neuropsychologia
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
  • Journal of Research in Reading
  • Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal
  • Scientific Studies of Reading

Grant Reviewer

  • General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council
  • Small Grants Program, Society of Research in Child Development
  • Zhang, J., Meng, Y., Tong, X., Yuan, Z., & Wu, C. (2018, February). Neural correlates of lexical stress perception in English among Chinese-English bilingual children with autism spectrum disorder. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Reading and Writing in Asia. Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Zhang, J. (2017, February). Writing system modulates the association between music sensitivity and reading. Poster presented at the 1st Annual Meeting of the Association for Reading and Writing in Asia. Hong Kong, China.
  • Wu, C., & Zhang, J. (2016, November). Cognates are easier to learn: a psycholinguistic approach. Orally presented in the International NeuroELT Conference. Macau, China.
  • Zhang, J., & McBride, C. (2016, July). Bilingual prosodic transfer: Why is Chinese lexical tone sensitivity important for English reading in Chinese-English bilingual Hong Kong children? Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Porto, Portugal.
  • Zhang, J., & Meng, Y. (2016, February). Stress typicality effect of Chinese ESL learners. Poster presented at the 2016 East Asia Joint Symposium on Reading and Spelling (EASRS). Seoul, Korea.
  • Zhang, J., Fan, X., Cheung, S., Meng, Y., & Cai, Z. (2016, November). Language abilities influence the development of early informal and formal math skills differently in Chinese children. Poster presented at the 2nd International Conference on Education and Psychology (ICEAP). Kyoto, Japan.
  • Zhang, J., & McBride-Chang, C. (2014, July). One stone two birds: Chinese-English bilingual children’s sensitivity to Chinese lexical tones promotes their Chinese and English word reading. Paper presented at Oxford Round Table’s 22nd Annual International Conference on Childhood Education and Issues. Oxford, UK.
  • Zhang, J., Perfetti, C. A., Stafura, J., Wang, Z., Wang, H., & Dunlap, S. (2013, July). The role of compounding training on Chinese word learning of CFL (Chinese as a Foreign Language) learners. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of Society for Scientific Studies of Reading. Hong Kong.
  • Chang, L., Zhang, J., Xu, Y., Perfetti, C. A., & Chen, H.-S. (2013, July). Visual-motor encoding effects on learning Chinese as a second orthography. Paper will be orally presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of Society for Scientific Studies of Reading. Hong Kong.
  • Zhang, J., & McBride-Chang, C. (2012, July). Auditory sensitivity, speech perception, L1 Chinese and L2 English reading abilities in Hong Kong Chinese children. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of Society for Scientific Studies of Reading. Montreal, Canada.
  • Zhang, J., & McBride-Chang, C. (2012, April). Uniqueness and overlap: Characteristics and longitudinal correlates of native Chinese children’s writing in English as a foreign language. Paper orally presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Liu, P. D., McBride-Chang, C. & Zhang, J. (2010, July). Morphological sensitivity and its associations with vocabulary acquisition in Chinese children. Paper orally presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of Society for Scientific Studies of Reading. Berlin, Germany.
  • Zhang, J., & McBride-Chang, C. (2010, July). Predictors of reading comprehension difficulties in Chinese children. Paper orally presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of Society for Scientific Studies of Reading. Berlin, Germany.
  • Zhang, J., & McBride-Chang, C. (2009, October). Meaning acquisition and reading comprehension. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on the Processing of East Asia Related Languages. Beijing, China.
  • Zhang, J., McBride-Chang, C., Shu, H., Lin, D., & Zhang, Y. (2009, April). Invented Pinyin spelling and early Chinese reading. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting. Denver, USA.
  • Lin, D., McBride-Chang, C., & Zhang, J. (2009, April). Kindergarten children’s reading and vocabulary development through maternal mediation of writing. Paper presented at the Society of Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting. Denver, USA.
  • Cognition and Learning in the Early Years (EDEC702)
  • Early Childhood Development (EDPC623)
  • Language and Literacy Development (EDEC753)