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Paradigm Shift in Education

Towards the Third Wave of Effectiveness, 1st Edition

By Yin Cheong Cheng


268 pages

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As social contexts and demands change in the 21st century, pedagogies and policies must adapt to keep up. Increasing emphasis on global preparedness, competitivity, and holistic education alongside a fast-paced, ever-changing environment may make policy implementation difficult. However, Cheng asserts that it is only by understanding the current trends, visions, and issues in education policy, implementation, and research that we can reflect, adapt, and improve future initiatives.

To that end, Cheng elucidates the different paradigm shifts in classrooms and pedagogy all over the world. In his exploration of third-wave paradigm shifts in education, he charts the rationales, concerns, and effects in topics such as contextualized multiple intelligences, integrated learning, national education in globalization, teacher effectiveness and development, school-based management, and systemic education reform.

This book is a promising referential resource for any policy-maker, academic, and educator who knows that the only way to progress is to look at and learn from the current issues and future trends globally.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables



Part 1: Paradigm Shift

1. Paradigm Shift in Education

2. Theory of Contextualized Multiple Thinking

3. Integrated Learning for Effectiveness and Creativity

Part 2: Towards the Third Wave

4. National Education in Globalization

5. Multiple School Functions and Effectiveness

6. Multiple Teacher Effectiveness

Part 3: School Autonomy

7. Theory of School-based Management and its New Vision

8. School-based Management for Paradigm Shift and Effectiveness

9. Autonomy and Leadership for Learning

Part 4: Reform for Future Effectiveness

10. Multiple Dilemmas in Education Reforms

11. Impacts of Systemic Education Reforms


About the Author

Yin Cheong Cheng is Advisor (Academic Development) of the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Previously he served as Chair Professor and Vice-President (Research and Development). He was also the President of the World Education Research Association (WERA) and the Asia-Pacific Education Research Association (APERA). He had served as a full member of the University Grants Committee, a panel member of the Research Grants Council, and as a member of the Quality Education Fund Steering Committee of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Tin Ka Ping Foundation's advisory council. His research interests include paradigm shift, education reforms, leadership development, school management, teacher education, and higher education. Some of his publications have been translated into Chinese, Hebrew, Korean, Spanish, Czech, Thai, and Persian.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Administration / Elementary & Secondary
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General