ERIC Number: ED511821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Reflection on School Inspection
Palmer, W. P.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Post-Graduate and Lecturers Research Seminar in Education Administration (Australia, Jul 4-5, 1992)
The author was employed as an inspector of education in Nigeria from 1973 to 1978, in what was a completely new system of national inspection. His experience as an inspector has given him a long term interest in educational administration, particularly in relation to the types of school inspection that different countries have in relation to their overall educational system. This paper consists of some reflections on the different functions of school inspectors in different educational systems, with particular emphasis on the evolution of the National Inspectorates of Education in the United Kingdom and in Nigeria, and with the possibility of a National Inspectorate of Education in Australia being discussed. Summary table is appended.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Inspection, Comparative Education, International Education, National Programs, Educational History, Agency Role, Educational Policy, Accountability, Quality Control, Standards, Staff Role, Educational Change, Program Descriptions, Institutional Evaluation
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Nigeria; Papua New Guinea; United Kingdom