School Evaluation Policy: A Reflection from Hong Kong Experience
Evidence-based school self-evaluation has been a recent trend in school improvement movement. School self-evaluation (SSE) is a mechanism through which schools evaluate themselves with regard to the quality of education, improve themselves continuously and develop themselves into quality schools. The Education Bureau in Hong Kong has followed this trend and launched a school evaluation policy –– School Self Evaluation (SSE) and External School Review (ESR). The pair of evaluation measures was initiated to help schools to evaluate their own effectiveness, to ensure public accountability and to achieve self development. To support SSE and ESR, a framework of Performance Indicators (PI) was provided to help stakeholders to assess school performance. This paper reports a study of a ESR experience. By participant observation method, the study inquires into the underlying agenda of the policy. The paper wishes to critically analyze this current educational policy and inquire into the relation between SSE/ESR and the official intent to enforce and control curriculum change and discusses the impact of the policy on curriculum change and quality education.
|關鍵詞||問責、課程改革、課程實施、學校評鑑、優質教育、accountability、curriculum reform、curriculum implementation、schoolEvaluation、quality education|