ERIC Number: EJ789342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
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School Self-Evaluations and School Inspections in Europe: An Exploratory Study
Janssens, Frans J. G.; van Amelsvoort, Gonnie H. W. C. H.
Studies in Educational Evaluation, v34 n1 p15-23 Mar 2008
This article presents the results of an exploratory study into the effects of School Self-Evaluation (SSE) used by eight Education Inspectorates in seven European countries. This study reveals that in the countries where SSE is strongly incorporated into the school inspection system, there is a rather substantial degree of steering by the Inspectorate with respect to the form and content of the SSE; it also tends to be both oriented towards improvement and accountability (England, Scotland, the Netherlands and Northern Ireland). On the other hand, in countries where SSE holds a moderate or weak position in the school inspection structure, the degree of steering varies from open (Hesse, Denmark) to pre-structured (Belgium, Lower Saxony) and is more improvement-oriented.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools, Self Evaluation (Groups), Inspection, Accountability, Government School Relationship, Public Agencies, Government Role, Educational Improvement
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Denmark; Netherlands; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United Kingdom (Scotland); West Germany