A framework for the analysis of educational policies

Yin Cheong CHENG, Wing Ming Francis CHEUNG

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Responding to the needs of current education developments, presents a comprehensive framework specifically for the analysis of educational policies and uses different policy cases in Hong Kong to illustrate how it can be applied effectively. The framework consists of four frames and each suggests the major considerations that need to be focused on in analysing the characteristics of educational policy. The first frame analyses the background and underlying principles related to the development of educational policies. The second frame examines the policy formulation process. The third frame investigates the implementation process and the related gaps between implementation and planning. The last frame focuses on the effects of policies. By using these four frames, the policy analysts might have a more comprehensive perspective for critically reviewing current educational policies. The framework can contribute to the ongoing discussion and development of educational policies, not only in Hong Kong, but also in an international context. Copyright © 1995 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-21
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995


Cheng, Y. C., & Cheung, W. M. (1995). A framework for the analysis of educational policies. International Journal of Educational Management, 9(6), 10-21.


  • Assessment
  • Decision making
  • Education
  • Hong Kong
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Policy
  • Schools
  • Teachers


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