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ERIC Number: EJ865672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
Initial Teacher Education in the Panopticon
Wilkins, Chris; Wood, Phil
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v35 n3 p283-297 Aug 2009
The schools' inspection regime in England has shifted in recent decades from a focus on external assessment of practice to a scrutiny of external data and schools' self-evaluation, culminating in a normative system based on self-surveillance by school senior managers. This model of inspection (characteristic of the performative approach to public sector accountability) is now being extended to providers of initial teacher education, with providers using a standardised self-evaluation template. A qualitative analysis of this template demonstrates its attempt to normalise and manage the development of initial teacher education programmes in order that they reflect political priorities rather than being based primarily on the professional knowledge and judgements. Further, the potential for a conflict of interests between the government agencies responsible for delivery and inspection is considered. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)