2010．第38卷第1期（Vol. 38 No. 1）．pp. 131
The Meaning of the Change Agents’ Action: An Exploration of Its Impact on Capacity Enhancement for School Improvement
盧乃桂、何碧愉（Leslie N. K. LO & Beatrice B. Y. HO）
School improvement warrants a complex series of activities with clear objectives. The success of school improvement depends on the ability of change agents to enhance the capacity of client schools with creative energy and an attitude that ensures mutual benefits. This article depicts the work of the Quality School Improvement Project from the perspective of Vygotsky’s activity theory. By focusing on the dynamics generated from an “activity triangle,” the discussion explores the roles and functions of active change agents in the school improvement endeavor, i.e., School Development Officers and seconded teachers. The experience of change agents suggests that school improvement is a kind of mediated learning activity that stretches the change capacity of all participants.
Keywords: school improvement; Hong Kong education; education reform; university-school partnership