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School supervision and evaluation in China: the Shanghai perspective

John Chi‐kin Lee (Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
Daoyong Ding (Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
Huan Song (School of Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China)

Quality Assurance in Education

ISSN: 0968-4883

Article publication date: 25 April 2008

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss recent developments in school developmental supervisory evaluation in the Pudong New Area of Shanghai in the Chinese Mainland.

Design/methodology/approach

The main research approach is qualitative, using documentary analysis and interviews of an inspector, principals and teachers from two primary schools.

Findings

There were perceived positive and negative impacts of school supervision and evaluation.

Originality/value

The paper highlights the implications for fostering a shared school‐government community of school supervision and evaluation, promoting a dynamic approach for addressing contextual differences as well as achieving better coherence among educational reform, supervision and evaluation policies.

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Citation

Chi‐kin Lee, J., Ding, D. and Song, H. (2008), "School supervision and evaluation in China: the Shanghai perspective", Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 148-163. https://doi.org/10.1108/09684880810868439

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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