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ERIC Number: EJ1180426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0119-5646
How Innovative Are Schools in Teaching and Learning? A Case Study in Beijing and Hong Kong
Zhu, Chang
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, v22 n2 p137-145 May 2013
Innovation in education is essential to meet the requirements for preparing the new generation for the more and more advanced society. This study examines the innovative teaching and learning strategies in school settings, the technologies in place, the pedagogical orientations, and the cultural environment as perceived by teachers and students in two case schools--one in Beijing and one in Hong Kong. The results indicate that although the two schools have quite some elements of innovative teaching and learning strategies implemented, in general, the schools were not perceived to be very innovative by students and teachers. Technologies, pedagogies, and cultural environment are drivers for educational innovations; especially, the school cultural environment characteristics play important roles in the changing process. Thus, nurturing an enabling and innovative school environment is critical to facilitate and promote educational innovations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing); Hong Kong
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