Conditions for Successful Reforms : Characteristics of the Organisation and Culture in Chinese Schools in a Global Context
Harris, Jessica, Zhao, Yong, & Caldwell, Brian J. (2012) Conditions for Successful Reforms : Characteristics of the Organisation and Culture in Chinese Schools in a Global Context. In Yin, Hong-Biao & Lee, John Chi-Kin (Eds.) Curriculum Reform in China : Changes and Challenges. NOVA Science Publishers, Hauppauge, N.Y., pp. 61-77.
Reforms to the basic education system in China have reflected an increasing awareness of and openness to new ideas from the global education sphere. Many of the concepts involved in the development and implementation of these reforms, including adopting holistic perspectives of student development; decentralising school governance to facilitate local decision-making to address local needs; and, an increased focus on practical, lifelong learning for all involved in schools, have been promoted in research and policies throughout the world. While working within this global context, the system of schooling in China has retained a unique character that is quite different from education in the West. Drawing on an international project on school transformation, this chapter aims to examine how five secondary schools in Chongqing, a municipality in Southwestern China, have harnessed and aligned their resources to provide effective school governance following the curriculum reforms. Furthermore, the chapter will examine the similarities and differences between the organisational structures and cultures of these schools in China and successful schools in Australia, England, Finland, Wales and the United States.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Additional Information:||Pre-QUT publication|
|Keywords:||Education reforms, School organisation, School culture, Chinese schools, Global education|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Deposited On:||26 Mar 2014 00:21|
|Last Modified:||14 May 2014 02:54|
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