ERIC Number: EJ1092753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Changing School Board Governance in Primary Education through School Inspections
Ehren, Melanie C. M.; Honingh, M. E.; Hooge, E. H.; O'Hara, J.
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v44 n2 p205-223 Mar 2016
This paper addresses if, and to what extent, the current working methods of the Dutch Inspectorate of Education affect the governance of school boards in schools for primary education. A key facet of the working method is the inspection meeting with the school board. Drawing upon a large quantitative study (n = 244) we are able to identify some changes in school board governance due to these inspection meetings. School boards that had an inspection meeting indicate changes in their governance of quality assurance and data use, and in the amount of data that they collect on the functioning of their schools. School boards indicate very small amounts of activities with regard to the curriculum and instruction in their schools.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Governing Boards, Governance, Inspection, Educational Change, Meetings, Quality Assurance, Information Utilization, Data Collection, School Effectiveness, Online Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Elementary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands