Toward an authentic leadership in Hong Kong sub-degree education: Personal philosophical approach

Ka Wai Gary WONG

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Abstract

Given that the concept of community college in Hong Kong has only been introduced 10 years ago, with the new “3-3-4” education structural reform, the leadership in community college will become more challenging. In this paper, the aim is to provide a personal philosophy on how educational leaders should lead in community college settings given the highly diverse student backgrounds. The perspective of why we, as educational leaders, should reflect, reconstruct, and reengineer on community college leadership will be discussed. We will give insights on how different it is between leading in university and in community college, particularly in Hong Kong. Common issues and difficulties encountered by top managements, supporting staff, teachers, and students are identified and explained. The importance of relationship and dialogues in our context of building a true community is presented. The paper will conclude with the notion of how an authentic leader should be in leading community college in Hong Kong. It is expected that the direction of this personal philosophy will have a major impact in the both local and global leadership in education.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

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Hong Kong
leadership
community
education
leader
structural reform
student
dialogue
staff
university
teacher
management

Citation

Wong, G. K. W. (2012, October). Toward an authentic leadership in Hong Kong sub-degree education: Personal philosophical approach. Paper presented at The 4th International Academic Forum 2012 - The Asian Conference on Education Osaka Japan 2012 & The Asian Conference on Education, Osaka, Japan.

Keywords

  • Educational leadership
  • Sub-degree education
  • Personal philosophy
  • Educational vision
  • Policy
  • Leadership
  • Management and administration