Educational leadership and reforms in the Asian Pacific: A paradigm shift and preparedness for globalization

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Abstract

There have been fundamental changes in education in the Asia-Pacific over the last two decades. What paradigm shifts have been evident in school leadership and educational reforms internationally? How can leadership be effective in initiating school reforms and education innovations for new learning and future preparedness in facing the challenges of globalization? These questions are crucial to the future development of students and the society. Integrating his major research findings and theory advances, the speaker aims to elaborate the key features, rationales and implications of paradigm shifts in school leadership for learning in contexts of globalization and local developments in the Region. The paper also illustrates why a new paradigm of the third-wave including the key concepts of globalization, localization and individualization for learning, contextualized multiple intelligences and creativity, and sustainable lifelong development will be a major international trend of research, development, and practice of school leadership for preparedness for globalization in the coming ten years.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Cheng, Y. C. (2010, May). Educational leadership and reforms in the Asian Pacific: A paradigm shift and preparedness for globalization. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World, Denver, CO.