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ERIC Number: EJ953609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
A School Evaluation Policy with a Dual Character: Evaluating the School Evaluation Policy in Hong Kong from the Perspective of Curriculum Leaders
Yeung, Sze Yin Shirley
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v40 n1 p37-68 Jan 2012
This article reports research conducted recently into evaluation policy. The research comprises two parts: a questionnaire survey and qualitative interviews. Drawing from data collected in a survey of 65 curriculum leaders and interviews with 12 from the group, the article discusses how school evaluation policy functions to help make schools accountable to the community. This article reports findings from the study, which include the purposes, features and impacts of the policy as perceived by the curriculum leaders; and the strategies adopted by school teachers to deal with the evaluation procedures. It is found that the school evaluation policy has "dual characters". The article then discusses the problems that may arise if the authorities fails to strike a balance between these dual characters, and instead puts too much emphasis on school effectiveness. It highlights the potential problems of excessive reliance on bureaucratic accountability and market-oriented accountability. (Contains 2 figures, 10 tables and 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong