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ERIC Number: EJ899821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Ofsted Inspected
Coffield, Frank
Adults Learning, v21 n4 p26-27 Dec 2009
One of the most radical actions one can take is to describe, without exaggeration or bias, exactly what is happening. The author has been reading the "Handbook for the inspection of further education and skills from September 2009." The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills' (Ofsted's) new handbook promises a "fresh approach" to inspection. But the new framework's excessive and unreasonable requirements are more to do with controlling colleges than promoting improvement. In this article, the author first summarises this "fresh approach" and then makes some comments before asking Ofsted a few questions and coming to a final evaluation of its new approach to inspection. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A