Transforming Hong Kong's schools: Trends and emerging issues

Clive DIMMOCK, Allan David WALKER

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This paper addresses in three parts the theme of school transformation in Hong Kong. First, it outlines the three main reforms of the 1990s affecting both school management and curriculum, namely, the School Management Initiative), the target-oriented curriculum, and the Education Commission Report No. 7 on Quality Education. Second, it reviews the effects of these reforms to date. Finally, it discusses two important issues arising from the reforms, namely, the need to re-orientate the nature and form of the school-based management system adopted and the need to take greater cognisance of the societal culture of Hong Kong, especially at the school level, the point of implementation of the reforms. Copyright © 1998 MCB UP Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-491
JournalJournal of Educational Administration
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998


Dimmock, C., & Walker, A. (1998). Transforming Hong Kong's schools: Trends and emerging issues. Journal of Educational Administration, 36(5), 476-491. doi: 10.1108/09578239810238465


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