The effectiveness of the quality assurance mechanism for school improvement

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Abstract

In recent years there has been growing public interest in achieving the highperformance education system needed to cope with global competition. As public attention has become increasingly focused on the outcomes of the education system, politicians, policymakers and education practitioners have developed a quality assurance (QA) mechanism designed to improve the effectiveness of education in Hong Kong. This drive for quality has the twin purposes of educational development and increased public accountability by means of inspections and self-assessment by the schools. It is believed that the incentives of accountability and market competition will result in a higher performance of the education system. Similar concern about quality has become very evident in the educational discourse all over the world. 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
PublisherRoutledge
Pages320-337
ISBN (Electronic)9780203499634, 9781135048754
ISBN (Print)9780415834872
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Citation

Cheng, E. C.-K., & Lee, J. C.-K. (2014). The effectiveness of the quality assurance mechanism for school improvement. In C. Marsh, & J. C.-K. Lee (Eds.), Asia’s high performing education systems: The case of Hong Kong (pp. 320-337). New York: Routledge.

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