ERIC Number: EJ718587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Reference Count: 28
New Controls and Accountability for South African Teachers and Schools: The Integrated Quality Management System
Perspectives in Education, v23 n2 p63-72 Jun 2005
This article analyses the Integrated Quality Management System (IQMS), an agreement reached in 2003 between the South African Education Department and the major teacher organisations in the country by using discourse analysis. The IQMS was scheduled to be implemented in public schools in 2004. Three discursive tensions are identified and discussed: the dialectic of the global and the local, the politics of accountability and the development of human resources, and contradictions between internal and external evaluation. Conclusions are drawn concerning the interrelationships between these major themes. Special attention is paid to the international context of education reform in South Africa.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Accountability, Racial Segregation, Educational History, Educational Quality, Educational Policy, Public Schools, Total Quality Management, Integrated Activities, Teacher Evaluation, School Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: External Evaluation; South Africa