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Kwan, Paula; Li, Benjamin Yuet-man – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Following the international trend in education towards democracy and decentralization, the Hong Kong government introduced a school-based management (SBM) system about two decades ago. It is widely recognized in the literature that decentralization, empowering school level management and marginalizing the influence of the intermediate level of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, School Based Management, Educational History
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Kwan, Paula – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Human resource (HR) management is defined as the sum of activities employed by an organization to attract, develop, and retain people with the appropriate knowledge and skills for effectively and efficiently achieving organizational goals. An understanding of the HR practices in schools is important, as the assembly of a team of qualified and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Human Resources