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ERIC Number: EJ1068794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
The Role of the European Inspections in the European Educational Space--Echoes from Portugal Regarding the Assessment of Schools
Costa, Estela; Pires, Ana Márcia
Research in Higher Education Journal, v13 Oct 2011
This paper is an approach to the construction of a European educational space (Nóvoa & Lawn, 2002), which is due to new modes of regulation in education. The policy under consideration is the institutional evaluation of schools carried out by the Portuguese General Inspectorate of Education. The aim is to explore how concepts and policies get "contaminated" by the European models (Barroso, 2003, 2006) and understanding how the regulation is outlined by the Inspectorates in some European countries, including Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. This paper owes to the phenomena associated to "travelling policies" (Alexiadou & Jones, 2001), to "policy transfer" (Dolowitz et al, 2000; Stone, 2001), and to "policy borrowing" (Halpin & Troyna, 1995; Steiner-Khamsi, 2004). The authors' perspective on the influences of the international movement of policies is free from simplistic and deterministic logics (Lingard & Rizvi, 2000), advocating that the internationalization of ideas come along with national reflections on how these ideas are materialized (Popkewitz, 1996). At the local/regional levels, the regulation of educational systems can be characterized as a growing "multi-regulation"--that comes from a growing number of sources and a variety of tools (assessment, monitoring and sharing best practices)--which mingle with modes that exist in a more traditional, bureaucratic regulation (Afonso & Costa, 2010). Thus, each country has its own overview about the structures, and effects of globalization, which do not occur simultaneously, nor in the same way in the different "nation states" (Lingard & Rizvi, 2000). A bibliography is provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; Portugal; United Kingdom (Scotland)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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