Initiating change and innovations

Hau Fai Edmond LAW

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Policy changes often consider the possibility that putting policies into practice while faithfully adhering to their intentions is unlikely. This situation occurred specifically in educational reforms in the 1960s when largescale educational reforms were initiated and designed by central curriculum agencies. However, these policies encountered resistance from schoolteachers. Reflections on strategies led to the belief that change is a highly contextualized and situated social phenomenon brought about by a network of agencies within the social context in which change is initiated, developed and institutionalized. Copyright © 2014 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsia’s high performing education systems: The case of Hong Kong
EditorsColin MARSH, John Chi-Kin LEE
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Electronic)9780203499634, 9781135048754
ISBN (Print)9780415834872
Publication statusPublished - 2014


Law, E. H.-F. (2014). Initiating change and innovations. In C. Marsh, & J. C.-K. Lee (Eds.), Asia’s high performing education systems: The case of Hong Kong (pp. 195-206). New York: Routledge.


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