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ERIC Number: ED537931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 61
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7053-1133-5
Improving Enterprise in Education
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
"Improving Enterprise in Education" evaluates enterprise in education using a framework developed in direct response to a recommendation in "Determined to Succeed." The framework comprised quality indicators, chosen from the second edition of "How good is our school?" to focus on key features of enterprise in education: learners' experiences, achievements and attainments, how well their needs were met, their wider personal and social development, and the effectiveness of planning for improvement. HMIE inspected enterprise in education in 36 centres, chosen to represent a broad range of practice. The sample included primary, secondary and special schools. It also included early education centres and community learning and development (CLD) programmes, to provide broad coverage of the contexts for enterprise in education for young learners aged 3-18. HMIE also drew on the wider findings of its general inspection programme, and from a range of HMIE activities relevant to enterprise in education. The inspection was timed to be carried out after "Determined to Succeed" had had a reasonable period to impact on practice. It took place over 2006/07, building on insights gained by HMIE over the period 2004 to 2006. Over that earlier period, inspectors had focused on identifying, disseminating and promoting good practice in enterprise in education, including through major national seminars. In contrast, "Improving Enterprise in Education" records strengths where these exist, but also identifies aspects where further development is needed. It aims to contribute to debate on the future direction for enterprise in education, as part of young people's overall experience within "Curriculum for Excellence." Appended are: (1) Centres visited; (2) The ten dimensions of excellence; (3) The four capacities as portrayed in "Excellence through Enterprise"; and (4) Improving Enterprise in Education: a self-evaluation tool. (Contains 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)