Paradigm shift in leadership for learning: Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific

Yin Cheong CHENG

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There have been fundamental changes in education in different parts of the world over the last two decades. What paradigm shifts have been evident in school leadership internationally? How can leadership be effective in initiating school reforms and education innovations for new learning? These questions are crucial to the future development of students and society. Integrating his major research findings and theory advances in the past twenty years and taking Hong Kong as a critical case, this paper aims to elaborate the key features, rationales and implications of paradigm shifts in school leadership for learning in contexts of globalization and local developments. The paper also illustrates why a new paradigm of the third-wave leadership will be a major international trend of research, development, and practice of school leadership for new learning in the coming ten years. Copyright © 2012 Nova Science Publishers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in education
EditorsRobert V. NATA
Place of PublicationHuntington, N.Y.
PublisherNova Science Publishers
ISBN (Print)9781614701262
Publication statusPublished - 2012


Cheng, Y. C. (2012). Paradigm shift in leadership for learning: Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific. In R. Nata (Ed.), Progress in education (Vol. 27) (pp. 1-34), Huntington, N.Y.: Nova Science Publishers.


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