Law, Wing-Wah (2012). Educational Leadership and Culture in China: Dichotomy between Chinese and Anglo-American Leadership Traditions? International Journal of Educational Development, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 273-282.                              
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Wing-Wah Law    PhD (London), PCEd (HKU, distinction), M.Div. (FTS, USA), B.Sci (CUHK)
The University of Hong Kong
Faculty of Education
Division of Policy, Administration &
     Social Sciences Education (PASSE)
PASSE: Division Head (July 2013 - June 2016)
International Journal of Educational Development (SSCI):
       Associate Editor (2012 - present)
Comparative Education Review (SSCI): Advisory Board Member (2011 - present)
International Journal of Educational Develolpment is indexed in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), and European Reference Index for Humanities, Pedagogical and Educational Research (ERIH).

"This article explores the extent to which Chinese school leaders espouse dichotomous or integrated Chinese and Anglo-American leadership and management preferences. Data are drawn from questionnaires completed by school leaders and from semi-structured interviews with individual school leaders from different parts of China. The exploratory study shows that Chinese school leaders perceive a coexistence of Chinese and Anglo-American leadership and management values, rather than the domination of one over the other. The findings suggest that it is important to understand the impact of national cultures on leadership and management. Differences between Chinese and Western culture and leadership and management are open to the challenge of stereotyping, and should not be over-stressed, as school leaders are working in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world, and are exposed to and socialized into cultures of a multileveled polity ranging from the school to the local, national, and even global levels."
Reviewer 1: "This systematic and well thought out paper has very real strengths."
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