Organisation and management of education: Development and growth

Yin Cheong CHENG, Magdalena Mo Ching MOK, King Wai CHOW

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In the last few decades in the Asia-Pacific region and other parts of the world, education was clearly assumed to be the key for economic, social and political developments, and was thus expanded quickly (Fullan, 1998; Lieberman, 1998). Given the limited resources and various kinds of contextual constraints, inevitably there are dilemmas and tensions in the efforts of expanding education systems, financing the increasing educational provision, ensuring the accountability of educational services to the public and improving the effectiveness of learning and teaching during the growth of educational services in the Asia-Pacific countries. Particularly in response to the challenges of globalisation, information technology, international competitions, knowledge-based economy and fast societal developments in the new millennium, more and more issues in educational management, organisation and provision have been raised for discussion, debate and research (Chapman, Sackney, & Aspin, 1999). Since the 1990s, there has been numerous educational reforms launched in nearly all countries in the Asia-Pacific region (Cheng & Townsend, 2000). The various waves of education reforms (Cheng, 2001a) have induced a lot of changes in different aspects of organisation and management of education. Copyright © 2003 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational handbook of educational research in the Asia-Pacific region
EditorsJohn P. KEEVES, Ryo WATANABE, Rupert MACLEAN, Peter D. RENSHAW, Colin Nelson POWER, Robyn BAKER, Saravanan GOPINATHAN, Ho Wah KAM, Yin Cheong CHENG, Albert C. TUIJNMAN
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherKluwer Academic
ISBN (Electronic)9789401733687
ISBN (Print)9789048161676, 1402010079
Publication statusPublished - 2003


Cheng, Y. C., Mok, M. C. M., & Chow, K. W. (2003). Organisation and management of education: Development and growth. In J. P. Keeves, R. Watanabe, R. Maclean, P. D. Renshaw, C. N. Power, R. Baker, et al. (Eds.), International handbook of educational research in the Asia-Pacific region (pp. 915-929). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic.


  • Educational Policy and Management
  • Community participation
  • Educational reform
  • School leadership
  • Continuous professional development
  • Educational change


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