Educational evaluation and quality assurance: The case of Hong Kong
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AbstractIn recent years, the Education and Manpower Bureau (now Education Bureau) has implemented a two-pronged approach to assuring the quality of education in Hong Kong: an external mechanism via inspection and an internal framework via self-evaluation. However, both of these are mainly top-down and less effective than expected. This essay argues that quality assurance in collaboration with an external independent agency through a bottom-up approach is a more effective way to sustain development in schools. Schools can only improve continuously when they have institutionalized a bottom-up approach to school self-evaluation. After introducing the details of a series of schooluniversity partnership projects concerned with school self-evaluation in Hong Kong, this paper investigates the potential effectiveness of implementing self-evaluation in Hong Kong schools and the factors that have both hindered and facilitated such a policy. © 2009 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListPang N.S.-K.
All Editor(s) Listed. by Samuel S. Peng & John Chi-Kin Lee.
Detailed descriptioned. by Samuel S. Peng & John Chi-Kin Lee.
Pages73 - 92
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsBottom-up approach, Quality assurance, School inspection, School self-evaluation, School self-renewal, Sustainable development

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