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ERIC Number: ED431236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
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Education Quality Profile: The Case of Hong Kong Secondary Schools.
Cheng, Yin Cheong; Cheung, Wing Ming
This paper draws on the opinions of principals, teachers, and students regarding the state of education in Hong Kong. It examines the conceptualization of education quality in schools and introduces a multilevel and multi-indicator framework. The text profiles indicators of student attitudes, student satisfaction, negative feelings, and attainment test results. It discusses aspects of classroom climate, as well as teachers' job satisfaction, job attitudes, efficacy, professionalism, and social norms. Indicators at the organizational level are also presented, including strength of organizational culture, organizational effectiveness, principal-teacher relationships, principal leadership, and school-improvement needs. The document relates the results of several studies that analyzed school effectiveness. The findings indicate that the established norms of education quality in Hong Kong's secondary schools provide a feasible and useful instrument that can serve the purposes of monitoring education quality in school for both internal development and external accountability. If it can be accepted that education quality reflects the overall performance of school members and that the organizational level can be indicated by the satisfaction perception, and performance of students, teachers, and principals, then the findings of the studies can provide the comprehensive information needed to develop the schools further. (Contains 78 references, 6 figures, and 5 tables of statistical results.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong