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ERIC Number: EJ1166491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1618-5293
Inspecting School Social Quality: Assessing and Improving School Effectiveness in the Social Domain
Dijkstra, Anne Bert; Daas, Remmert; De la Motte, Per Ingvar; Ehren, Melanie
Journal of Social Science Education, v16 n4 p75-84 Win 2017
Purpose: School inspection of school social quality is, in contrast to inspection in the cognitive domain, still in its early phase of development. While schools are shown to affect social outcomes, the interplay of mechanisms makes it difficult to isolate the effect of the school. This paper aims to evaluate different approaches to inspecting school social quality. Methodology: Based on a school effectiveness model, we consider what aspects could be taken into consideration to evaluate school social quality. Findings and implications: Using insights from inspection of cognitive outcomes, we present three ideal-type models of inspection, focusing on outcomes, school improvement, or process. There is as of yet no clear best approach to inspecting school social quality, as inspection of school quality can influence school performance in a range of ways. Implications of the described models and possible strengths and weaknesses are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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