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ERIC Number: EJ1135338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2161-7252
Improving Education in Confucian Countries through Analysis of Organizational Challenges, Leadership, and Responsibilities
Schenck, Andrew D.
Journal of International Education and Leadership, v5 n1 Spr 2015
While common philosophical foundations influence instruction and leadership in East Asian nations, variable historical factors also significantly impact education within these countries. The current study was designed to holistically examine educational systems in different Confucian contexts, so that contemporary issues and necessary reforms may be identified. Aspects of leadership, organizational responsibilities, and educational challenges were analyzed using the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Results suggest that new types of leadership are needed to empower administrators and teachers in East Asian countries. Such reforms cannot become successful, however, unless innovative techniques are developed which adapt Western theories to the highly defined status hierarchies of Confucian societies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; China; South Korea; Singapore; United States; Japan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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