Centralization and Decentralization

Educational Reforms and Changing Governance in Chinese Societies

  • Editors
  • Mok Ka-Ho

Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 13)

About this book


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.


Educational Governance education education reform higher education quality

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers and Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3753-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0956-0
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