Development of parent-school partnerships in times of educational reform in Hong Kong

Shun Wing NG

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Abstract

Having been encouraged by research findings in the West that effective hone-school relationships can help contribute to the enhancement of school effectiveness (e.g., Bastiani, 1993; Deslandes & Bertrand, 2005; Epstein. 2001; Hornby, 1995; Munn, 1993), the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has initiated since 1994 a series of proposals regarding parental involvement in school. Parents, then, gradually recognize their significant role in education (Ng, 2001b, 2003; Pang, 2004). The Education Commission (2000) writes, “Parents and the community attach great importance to the education for out young people” (p.3). In the annual report of the government policy, the secretary of education and manpower specifies that home-school cooperation features in the present movement of school-based management (Law, 2001). Copyright © 2007 Rowman & Littlefield Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-435
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Reform
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Citation

Ng, S. W. (2007). Development of parent-school partnerships in times of educational reform in Hong Kong. International Journal of Educational Reform, 16(4), 411-435.

Keywords

  • Primary Education
  • Educational Policy and Management