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ERIC Number: EJ923772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0968-4883
Principals' and Teachers' Perceptions of Quality Management in Hong Kong Primary Schools
Cheng, Alison Lai Fong; Yau, Hon Keung
Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, v19 n2 p170-186 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceptions of a sample of Hong Kong principals and teachers of the extent to which quality management (QM) has been effectively implemented in primary schools. The features of QM improvement implemented in Hong Kong primary schools include: values and duties, systems and teams(ST) resources and changes(RC) and meeting pupil needs and empowering staff. Design/methodology/approach: A quantitative, survey questionnaire was adopted in this study. A total of 322 respondents (83 principals and 239 teachers) out of 83 primary schools responded to the questionnaire. Findings: The finding shows that all four features of QM are perceived as being implemented in Hong Kong primary schools. There are significant differences between the perceptions of principals and teachers towards "value and duties", "ST", "RC" of QM. However, there is no significant difference between the perceptions of principles and teachers towards "meeting pupil needs and empowering staff" of QM. Originality/value: This paper is a first step towards extending the theory and practice of QM to principals and teachers in Hong Kong primary schools. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong