Western Management Theory in Hong Kong: Frames in the preparation of Principals

House, Jess; Wong Ping-Man; Yuen Chung-Chi
March 2004
International Studies in Educational Administration;2004, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
Following a pattern that has become typical across other state and national systems of education, dissatisfaction in Hong Kong with education has led policy-makers to legislate reform proposals. Implementation of the reforms has heightened awareness of the central role of the school principal, and the latter has generated closer attention to how individuals are prepared for this demanding role. Management theory that has been developed in the West is often used in the curriculum for the preparation of Hong Kong principals. This paper examines the decision to include structural, human resource, political, and symbolic frames in the curriculum for the preparation of Hong Kong principals.


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