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School Leadership, Accountability, and Assessment Reform in Hong Kong

  • Huen YuEmail author
  • Wai Ming Yu
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Part of the Studies in Educational Leadership book series (SIEL, volume 16)

Abstract

Since 1991, the Hong Kong Government has affirmed its strong commitments to assure the quality of school education. The government has worked hard on reforming assessment and accountability to improve students’ learning outcomes. Basic competency assessments have been introduced alongside the implementation of school-based management. For accountability, different stakeholders were invited to join the incorporated management committees in schools. Furthermore, school self-evaluation and external school review have been adopted to assure school quality. A system for providing professional development to aspiring, newly appointed, and serving principals was introduced. School leaders play a significant role in accountability by monitoring change and providing leadership in raising the quality of school education. This chapter examines and discusses the challenges that principals are faced with. Insights are presented to help school leaders to improve their leadership. A need to shift to transformative leadership and integrated leadership is suggested.

Keywords

Emotional Intelligence Transformational Leadership School Leader Continue Professional Development Responsible Leadership 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Abbreviations

AP

Aspiring Principals

APASO

Assessment Program for Affective and Social Outcomes

BCA

Basic Competency Assessment

CFP

Certification for Principalship

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

EDB

Education Bureau

ED

Education Department

EC

Education Commission

ESR

External School Review

HKALE

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination

HKCEE

Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination

HKSCE

Hong Kong School Certification Examination

SVAIS

Hong Kong Schools Value Added Information System

IMC

Incorporated Management Committee

KPM

Key Performance Measures

NAP

Newly Appointed Principals

PI

Performance Indicators

QAI

Quality Assurance Inspection

SBM

School-based Management

SDA

School Development and Accountability

SMI

School Management Initiative

SMC

School Management Committee

SSE

School Self-Evaluation

SP

Serving Principals

SSB

School Sponsoring Bodies

SHS

Stakeholder Survey

TSA

Territory-wide System Assessment

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Hong Kong Institute of EducationTai PoHong Kong

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