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Hardy, Ian; Reyes, Vincente; Hamid, M. Obaidul – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2019
This paper critiques recent practices in schooling, particularly efforts to enhance student learning outcomes for more performative purposes. Such practices have become increasingly prevalent as part of a broader trend towards results-oriented accountability practices, with concomitant pressures upon teachers and students to achieve particular…
Descriptors: Accountability, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement
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Hardy, Ian; Rönnerman, Karin; Beach, Dennis – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper analyses recent educational reforms on teachers' work in Sweden following the 2010 Education Act, and up to the School Commission Report released in April 2017. We draw upon key policy texts and associated documents from the Ministry of Education, and the Swedish National Agency for Education ("Skolverket"). We consider the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Hardy, Ian; Rönnerman, Karin – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article investigates the implementation of the "förstelärare" or "First teacher" reform in Sweden. We draw upon the insights of a superintendent, union official, principal, three First teachers, and two of their colleagues in one school, and recent literature on career development reform. We employ Michael Fullan's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Faculty Development
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Edwards-Groves, Christine; Grootenboer, Peter; Hardy, Ian; Rönnerman, Karin – School Leadership & Management, 2019
Educational researchers have invested much in isolating the specific 'drivers' that influence school change and teacher professional development. In this vein, this article draws attention to necessarily "situated" understandings of practice development through research into the nature of 'middle leading' for site based education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, School Districts, Middle Management
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Hardy, Ian – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This article reveals the multiple ways in which data are constituted as a vehicle for governing teachers' work and learning. Drawing on the concept of governance, including in relation to the sociology of numbers, and data from one school in Queensland, Australia, the research reveals how teachers' work and learning were constituted through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Educational Objectives, Alignment (Education)