Journal of Basic Education


2009.第18卷第2期(Vol. 18 No. 2).pp. 21–39


A Study on the Training Needs of Middle Managers in Primary Schools in Hong Kong

吳迅榮、王逸飛(Shun-Wing NG & Yi-Fei WANG)





In recent years, many educational innovations have been implemented in schools in Hong Kong. There is an acute need for training middle managers for schools’ sustainable development. This article reports on a study of the training needs of middle managers in primary schools in which their present situation, their needs for professional development and their requirements for quality school management and development are explored. The findings suggest that there are insufficient training opportunities for middle managers in primary schools and that there is a strong demand for interpersonal skills, crisis management, resources management and understanding of education ordinances in the management and training curriculum for middle managers. The study recommends that training programs should focus on meeting the specific needs of middle managers and the content and approach be multi-dimensional.