School leadership and teachers’ pedagogical orientations in Hong Kong: A comparative perspective

  • Allan H. K. Yuen
  • M. W. Lee
  • Nancy Law


As a secondary analysis of SITES 2006, this paper aims to explore the school leadership factors that potentially affect teachers’ pedagogical orientations. The exploration is guided by four questions: (1) How do we describe school leadership factors? (2) What are the principals’ perceptions about pedagogy and ICT use? (3) What are the teachers’ perceptions about pedagogical orientations? and (4) How does the school leadership associate with teachers’ pedagogical orientations? Eight school leadership constructs were identified, which cover four areas: learning goals, priority for resource allocation, types of assessment, and priority of competencies for school leadership to acquire. The findings also indicate a gap between principals’ and teachers’ perceptions on pedagogy and ICT use in Hong Kong.


School leadership ICT integration Pedagogical orientation Comparative perspective 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Information Technology in EducationThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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