The Restriction of Degree: Reform of Public School Management Models

  • Kongzhen LiEmail author
  • Jingjing Zhang
Conference paper


Since the reform and opening up policy in China, according to different social demands, the reform of public school management models has experienced different periods. Through the educational policy document analysis and interview study of the two periods of the reform of school management models in the city of Beijing, it is discovered that, during 1985–2005, the reform is characterized by “decentralization and public school system transformation”, introducing market mechanism, and since 2006, the reform has been featured by “cross-school organization,” aiming to achieve the equity of educational opportunities. It also found that in the future, while the local governments conduct the reform of public school management model, more attention should be paid to the timely policy adjust, the limits of expanding school running autonomy, and the balance between responsibility and power.


Public school Management models School autonomy 



This study was supported by the Project to Improve Innovation Ability in Colleges and Universities Responsible to Beijing Municipal Education Committee (TJSHS201310028001).

We would like to thank the HKAECT 2014 International Program Committee reviewers for their suggestions in strengthening this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of EducationCapital Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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