Asia's High Performing Education Systems: The Case Of Hong Kong by Colin MarshAsia's High Performing Education Systems: The Case Of Hong Kong by Colin Marsh

Asia's High Performing Education Systems: The Case Of Hong Kong

EditorColin Marsh, John Chi-kin Lee

Hardcover | July 25, 2014

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Education officials, specialist leaders and teachers have all been involved in different ways to bring about school reform in Hong Kong. This book is a very current and relevant analysis of this reform, highlighting the way in which agencies have cooperated in bringing about change over the last several decades. Through a process of wide-ranging decision-making, collaboration and consensus among key bodies and agencies of change, some important developments have occurred. The reforms collectively have had, and are continuing to have, a major impact upon schooling in Hong Kong.

This volume represents a range of authors and specialists involved in a number of different reforms, covering themes such as historical policy contexts, new curriculum approaches, changing pedagogies, school leadership, implementation and change, and assessment and evaluation. This is a very topical book which provides a probing analysis of how an Asian education system has been able to reach and maintain a very high performing level.

Colin Marshwas an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. He published many books in education, includingKey Concepts for Understanding Curriculum(Routledge), currently in its fourth edition. He passed away in 2012.John Chi-Kin Leeis the Vice-President (Academic) and Chair Professor of Curriculum and Instructi...
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Title:Asia's High Performing Education Systems: The Case Of Hong KongFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:July 25, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Asia's High Performing Education System: the Case of Hong KongColin Marsh and John Chi-Kin LeePart 1: Policy Context2. Curriculum Reforms in Hong Kong: Historical and Changing Socio-political ContextsJohn Chi-Kin Lee3. Centralization and Decentralization: An Historical Analysis of School-Based Curriculum Development Initiatives in Hong KongColin Marsh, Pual Morris and J.T.Y. LoPart 2: Curriculum for New Times4. Ideology and Priorities of School Curriculum in Hong KongShirley Sze-Yin Yeung5. "Learning to Learn" Basic CurriculumAnthony Wai-Lun Leung6. Liberal Studies in Hong Kong: Teachers' Space, Place and Fusion of HorizonsJohn Tak-Shing Lam7. National Identity and Patriotism in Hong Kong's Educational Reform: Student Attributes and Contested Curriculum StructuresKerry J. Kennedy and Xiaoxue KuangPart 3: Changing Classrooms8. The Impact of the Learning Study Approach on Chinese Classrooms ' the Hong Kong ExperiencePo-Yuk Ko9. Small Class Teaching in Hong Kong ' Seizing the OpportunitiesKwok-Chan Lai, Paul Kam-Wing Chan and John Chi-Kin LeePart 4: School Leadership10. Transformational School Leadership: Principals' Strategic Vision and Teacher Development PracticesJames Yue-On Ko and Allan D. Walker11. Curriculum Leadership Developments ' Lessons Learned and Achievements MadeKwok-Tung TsuiPart 5: Curriculum Change and Implementation12. Initiating Change and InnovationsEdmond Hau-Fai Law13. Curriculum Reform Implementation at the Classroom Level: Impacts and ChallengesJacqueline Kin-Sang Chan and Ping-Kwan Fok14. Changes in English Language Education: Ideology and Reform StrategiesAlice W.K. ChowPart 6: Assessment15. Assessment for Learning in Hong Kong: Conceptions, Issues and ImplicationsRita Berry16. School-Based Assessment in Secondary SchoolsZi Yan17. Accountability and Improvement: Lessons from Studying Hong Kong Teachers' Conceptions of AssessmentSammy King-Fai HuiPart 7: Quality Assurance and School Evaluation18.The Role of Quality Assurance System in the Implementation of Curriculum ReformChi Chung Lam19. The Effectiveness of Quality Assurance Mechanism for School ImprovementEric Chi-Keung Cheng and John Chi-Kin Lee20. Curriculum and Teaching Reforms: Challenges and ProspectsJohn Chi-Kin Lee

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One of the great strengths of this volume, as with other volumes in the Schools and Schooling in Asia series, lies in that fact that in examining how Hong Kong¿s education system has sought to navigate tradition, modernity and globalisation, it also addresses Hong Kong¿s culturally embedded practices and distinctive contexts for schools and schooling. In doing so, the chapters in this volume challenge some persistent stereotypes and homogenising assumptions about education. ... Asia¿s High Performing Education Systems: The Case of Hong Kong commences with a dedication by co-editor John Chi-Kin Lee to Colin Marsh. Sadly, Colin died mid-way through the book¿s genesis on 6 August 2012. By way of honouring Colin¿s longstanding commitment, scholarship and dedication to curriculum matters, Chi-Kin Lee, the series editor Kerry Kennedy, and other colleagues completed the book. No doubt Colin would be delighted to see this volume in print. Its scholarly and comprehensive approach to encapsulating the ways in which Hong Kong¿s education system has managed to attain and thus far, maintain high performance levels make it an excellent and essential reference. -- Deborah Henderson, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, in Curriculum Perspectives, 35(1), pp. 73-74