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ERIC Number: EJ813073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0191-491X
The Importance of the Concept of Self-Evaluation in the Changing Landscape of Education Policy
McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe
Studies in Educational Evaluation, v34 n3 p173-179 Sep 2008
Recent decades have witnessed a remarkable rise in the regulation of public services and servants, education being a case in point. External evaluation and inspection has been an important element of this trend. Increasingly, however as the limitations of external surveillance systems have become clear the concept of internal or self-evaluation has grown in importance. This paper explores the concept of self-evaluation in education and gives an account of some of the possibilities and problems associated with it. In particular, it is argued that enabling individual schools and teachers to self-evaluate effectively is a complex task that will require help and support from the community of professional evaluators. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland