School supervision and evaluation in China: The Shanghai perspective

Chi Kin John LEE, Daoyong DING, Huan SONG

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss recent developments in school developmental supervisory evaluation in the Pudong New Area of Shanghai in the Chinese Mainland.
Design/methodology/approach – The main research approach is qualitative, using documentary analysis and interviews of an inspector, principals and teachers from two primary schools.
Findings – There were perceived positive and negative impacts of school supervision and evaluation.
Originality/value – The paper highlights the implications for fostering a shared school-government community of school supervision and evaluation, promoting a dynamic approach for addressing contextual differences as well as achieving better coherence among educational reform, supervision and evaluation policies. Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-163
JournalQuality Assurance in Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008


Lee, J. C.-K., Ding, D., & Song, H. (2008). School supervision and evaluation in China: The Shanghai perspective. Quality Assurance in Education, 16(2), 148-163. doi: 10.1108/09684880810868439


  • Schools
  • Quality assurance
  • Education
  • China


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