On the Meaningful Diversification of Schools

Zhongren XU


Under the impact of the dominant Neo-liberal ideology, primary and secondary schools in the United States and Britain began to carry out diversification reform, including the diversification of the strategic management model, diversification of business entities and the diversification of school-running subjects. As far as the writer is concerned, the diversification of school-running model is just the superficial form or primary state of the diversification of schools; in relation to such “formalistic” diversification, diversifying schools in a real sense is more significant. Based on learning from the ecology, the writer believes that the diversification of schools should focus on building a healthy school ecosystem which emphasizes the autonomy and innovation of school reform as well as stresses the cooperation between schools.


Diversification of schools; School reform; School ecosystem

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/4876


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