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Centralization and Decentralization : Educational Reforms and Changing Governance in Chinese Societies - Ka Ho Mok

Centralization and Decentralization

Educational Reforms and Changing Governance in Chinese Societies

By: Ka Ho Mok (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th February 2004
ISBN: 9781402078095
Number Of Pages: 230

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Globalization has brought dramatic changes to the character and functions of education in most countries around the world. However, the impact of globalization on schools and universities is not uniform. One public-policy strategy that has been widely adopted is decentralization; but there is no consensus on whether centralization or decentralization is more effective to improve organization and management in education.
This book is contextualized in the literature on globalization, and examines how policies of decentralization have affected the running of education in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai, Singapore, Macau and Mainland China. It analyzes the strategies that the governments of the selected societies have adopted in reforming the structure of education systems, mobilizing different forces to create more educational opportunities, and devising new measures to assure quality in the education sector.

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
List of Tables
List of Figures
Series Editor's Foreword
Centralization and decentralization : changing governance in educationp. 3
The politics of decentralization : a case study of school management reform in Hong Kongp. 21
Centralization and decentralization in educational governance in Taiwanp. 39
The social origins and development of Macau's decentralized education systemp. 59
Towards centralization and decentralization in educational development in China : the case of Shanghaip. 81
Women's education in China's new socialist market economyp. 99
Centralized decentralization of higher education in Singaporep. 117
Centralization and decentralization in higher education : a comparative study of Hong Kong and Taiwanp. 137
Universities for knowledge economies : Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland within globalization and decentralizationp. 157
Progress and paradoxes : new developments in China's higher educationp. 173
Beyond decentralization : changing roles of the state in educationp. 203
Notes on the Authorsp. 219
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9781402078095
ISBN-10: 1402078099
Series: CERC Studies in Comparative Education
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 29th February 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 16.36  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Type: New edition