Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss recent developments in school developmental supervisory evaluation in the Pudong New Area of Shanghai in the Chinese Mainland. Design/methodology/approach – The main research approach is qualitative, using documentary analysis and interviews of an inspector, principals and teachers from two primary schools. Findings – There were perceived positive and negative impacts of school supervision and evaluation. Originality/value – The paper highlights the implications for fostering a shared school‐government community of school supervision and evaluation, promoting a dynamic approach for addressing contextual differences as well as achieving better coherence among educational reform, supervision and evaluation policies.
Quality Assurance in Education – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 25, 2008
Keywords: Schools; Quality assurance; Education; China