Educational Research Journal



通識教育科科主任對分組授課之決策:街頭官僚特色

2011.第26卷第1期(Vol. 26 No. 1).pp. 123–153
 

通識教育科科主任對分組授課之決策:街頭官僚特色

The Decision of Liberal Studies Panel Heads on Groupings: Features of Street-Level Bureaucracy

許頌聲、霍秉坤(Chung-Sing HUI & Ping-Kwan FOK)

摘要

香港教育統籌局增撥資源,讓學校進行通識教育科分組授課,同時容許學校按本身的情況靈活運用資源。本研究關注,通識教育科科主任作為前線的決策和執行者,是如何實施分組授課的。研究結果顯示,通識科科主任對學校內分組授課扮演著重要的角色。科主任對政策的理解,與政策制定者的原意有一定的差異;他們對政策的落實和執行,可施行自由裁量權;他們自行發展折衷方案,以尋找方案實施個人所理解的政策。可見,通識教育科主任具備「街頭官僚」的特色。

關鍵詞:通識教育科;街頭官僚;課程決策

Abstract

The Hong Kong Education Bureau provides additional resources for schools to execute teaching in groups in Liberal Studies. Meanwhile, it allows schools to operate with flexibility in respect to individual school situation. This research focuses on how panels of Liberal Studies, as frontline decision makers and executors, implement small group teaching. The research findings show the panels of Liberal Studies play an important role. In details, they may have different understandings from the intents of policy makers; they may hold the power to judge freely when implementing and executing the policy; and, they may develop accommodating plans to implement their perceived policy. Obviously, Liberal Studies panels own features of “street-level bureaucrats”.