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ERIC Number: ED419840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 16
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Towards a Stimulating Policy for Self-Evaluation in Schools.
Van Petegem, Peter
This paper explores the development of policy to facilitate self-examination by schools. The context is that of Flanders (Belgium), although there are implications for other school systems. In Flanders, more and more schools are becoming autonomous as they are being given some responsibility for providing high quality education, the supervision of educational quality is carried out by a corps of inspectors, and educational quality is judged by certain standards of attainment. Schools themselves are responsible for designing their own policy plan and vision, while the government concentrates on controlling and assessing the results of education. Self-evaluation is necessary in order that schools can carry out their own policies within the overall framework of Flemish education. At the macro level, an encouragement policy can be set up that will prompt schools toward self-evaluation within the framework of quality control. At a "meso" level, school management can support self- evaluation under the leadership of the principal. Linked to encouragement of self-evaluation at the meso level are activities of the government's counseling services for school administrators. In-service teacher training can encourage self-evaluation in the schools. Experienced teachers will probably be the driving force behind school self-evaluation, but there is a place in teacher education for the self-evaluation concept. (Contains 28 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium