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ERIC Number: ED449283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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Auditing Failure: Moral Competence and School Effectiveness.
Weiner, Gaby
This paper addresses how school effectiveness and school improvement, as they have been interpreted in United Kingdom central and local government policy, have affected schools and other educational bodies connected with them. It draws on Michael Power's book, "The Audit Society: Rituals of Verification," to understand the appeal of this form of research to politicians and administrators. Reflecting on a number of perspectives on failure, including official views and those from schools and local authorities that have been designated as failing, the argument is made that the creation of the two polar opposites (good/effective and failing/ineffective) has exacerbated rather than diminished differences between the two. If concepts of the audit are to continue, such as those employed to rate whether schools are successful or not, an ethical framework for school effectiveness research is needed that is better able to encourage and support the teachers, partners, governors, and students involved. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom