1st Edition

Managing School Intellectual Capital for Strategic Development Lessons from Asia and Europe

Edited By Eric C. K. Cheng Copyright 2022
    252 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    252 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Cheng articulates the extent to which knowledge management approaches can create Intellectual Capital (IC) and contribute to improvements in education quality.

    He argues that public schools have long contended with the requirements of quality assurance in a competitive environment of decreasing student numbers, increasing parental choice and rising standards of accountability. As public organisations, schools have to demonstrate appropriate resource management and show evidence that they are meeting defined development plans and goals. Cheng proposes a strategic approach, IC management, to help schools respond to and cope with the increasingly competitive environment while enhancing school capacity for improving student learning.

    First, the book guides readers to understand the development of IC theory in the context of education to address the requirements of quality assurance and accountability. It then introduces Lesson Study, e-Learning, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as key resources and drivers for building school IC, and examines the organisational factors that enable knowledge management approaches for developing IC in schools from both Asia and Europe. It concludes by offering strategies and implementation methods to manage school IC for sustainable development.

    Combining research from Asia and Europe, this edited volume will be useful for school leaders and policy makers, as well as those researching school leadership and IC.

    Part I Theoretical Perspective of Intellectual Capital for Education Organisations
    1. The Rise of School Intellectual Capital Management
    Eric C. K. Cheng
    2. The Origin and Evolution of Intellectual Capital
    Patrick Yun
    3. Enabling Intellectual Capital through Social Capital: School Management of Changing Times in Taiwan
    Hung-Chang Chen and Mu-Jin Chen
    4. How Positive Principle Leadership Shapes Intellectual Capital in Taiwanese Schools: A Case Study
    Chih-Feng Lai
    Part II Lesson Study as Intellectual Capital Development Strategies
    5. Fostering Intellectual Capital by Lesson Study with Unit Lesson Plan
    Toshiya Chichibu
    6. Developing Intellectual Capital in Japanese Schools through Lesson Study: A Perspective from Curriculum Management
    Tetsuo Kuramoto
    7. The Intellectual Capital in a Shanghai School: A Case Study of Systemic Development
    Lan Shi and Eric C. K. Cheng
    Part III E-Learning and Online Learning as Intellectual Capital Development Strategies
    8. E-Learning and Online Learning as an Innovative Capital in Japanese Schools
    Bruce Lander
    9. E-Learning as Innovative School Intellectual Capital: A Case Study in Taiwan
    Yong-Cih Yang, Cheng-Huan Chen, and Chun-Ming Hung
    10. Creating Intellectual Capital through a Learning-Driven Knowledge Management System in a Hong Kong School
    Alex K. W. Chu
    Part IV Case Studies of the Development of Intellectual Capital
    11. Managing School Intellectual Capital and Collaborative Professionalism in Public Education in Hungary
    Vilmos Vass
    12. Intellectual Capital and Collaborative Professionalism in Education  Case Studies of Some European Countries
    Grzegorz Mazurkiewicz et al.
    13. How Schools in Macau Create Intellectual Capital for Development
    Shun-wing Ng and Yee-wan Kwan
    14. Intellectual Capital in Hong Kong Schools: A Leadership Perspective
    Jun Hu
    Part V Conclusion
    15. Strategies and Practices for School Intellectual Capital Management
    Eric C. K. Cheng


    Eric C. K. Cheng is a specialist in knowledge management, educational management, and Lesson Study. He is currently Associate Professor of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Education University of Hong Kong.