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Hung, David; Lee, Shu-Shing; Wu, Longkai – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Educational innovations in Singapore have reached fruition. It is now important to consider different innovations and issues that enable innovations to scale and become widespread. This proposition paper outlines two views of scaling and its relation to education systems. We argue that a linear model used in the medical field stresses top-down…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scaling, Academic Standards, Educational Innovation
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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
School leadership is an important factor in educational reform and school transformation. This article aims to examine the challenges of school leadership in Singapore through the lens of the Fourth Way. In particular, this article makes reference to three messages in the Fourth Way and examines the paradoxes and challenges faced by school leaders…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Khanal, Peshal – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
While school decentralisation policy in Nepal has been taking effect for more than 8 years with the financial and technical assistance of the World Bank, confusion and controversy have been prevalent in relation to its goals, outcomes and sustainability. This article explores the issues of school decentralisation in Nepal by relating the Bank's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Developing Nations, Local Issues
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Toi, Atsuko – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
Decentralization in the education system has become a trend in many developing countries. However, it is not a solution to the many problems in education faced by these countries. One of the adverse effects of decentralization is disparity between regions or schools in terms of educational achievement. This paper offers a justification for such a…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Pang, I-Wah – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
This paper examined the debate on a reform of school-based management in Hong Kong, which was to set up the Incorporated Management Committee (IMC) to manage the subsidized school. The nature of the debate during legislation and the characteristics of the reform were examined. The advantages, disadvantages and the implications of the reform were…
Descriptors: Community Control, School Based Management, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Gurr, David – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
School education in Australia is a complex interplay between federal and state governments, and between government and non-government schools. This article explores the supervision of schools in Australia through school accountability systems. Utilising publicly available documents a systematic analysis of the state and territory systems for…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This study reports on the Hong Kong education quality assurance and school monitoring system. Three research questions were addressed: (1) Who controls the quality of school education in Hong Kong? (2) What strategies are used in the Hong Kong school education quality assurance process? (3) Agenda for Future Research on quality assurance and…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Mel, Michael A. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
Education in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has experienced major shifts and changes over the last decade or so under the National Education Reform. In that context there is recognition for schools to appreciate their local contexts and conditions regarding assessment. The National Educational Department is also aware of the fact that there is need for…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This paper describes how Singapore attempts to balance the need for quality assurance and the need for educational diversity and innovation. The Singapore experience shows that this is a delicate balance. On the one hand, to promote diversity and innovation, the government attempts to decentralise its power to the schools. On the other hand, for…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Lai, Manhong; Lo, Leslie N. K. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
In 1985, the Chinese Mainland introduced a policy of decentralization in order to help facilitate the spread of basic education. By looking specifically at the developmental experiences of Shanghai and Shenzhen, we can gain an in depth understanding of the specific circumstances incurred under new education reforms. While undergoing…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Ho, Esther Sui Chu – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
For more than a decade, the Government of Hong Kong has instituted a policy of school decentralization aimed at devolving authority to all stakeholders, including the representatives of School Sponsoring Bodies, principals, teachers, parents, and community members. This study examines the relative contribution of two dimensions of school…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Program Effectiveness, Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries
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Xu, Shihong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
By tracing back the historical context of educational changes, this article explores in detail the impacts of globalisation on China's higher education reform. A trend of decentralisation in both rights and responsibilities is revealed in terms of structural adjustment, human resource exploitation and retention, curriculum development, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Kim, Anna – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
Official involvement of parents in school education has been very limited until recently within the highly centralized educational administration and school management system in Korea. But, the educational reform in 1995 has brought fundamental changes in educational administration and school management system of Korea. The main approach of the…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, School Based Management, Educational Administration, School Councils