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Hall, James; Allan, Alexandra; Tomlinson, Michael; Kelly, Anthony; Lindorff, Ariel – Oxford Review of Education, 2021
The concept of capital has risen in prominence within educational policy and practice in the UK since Ofsted introduced cultural capital into its inspection processes in 2019. At the same time, fractured discourses exist across different types of capital -- one of which concerns capitals that are negative in constitution and/or impact. This paper…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Equal Education, Cultural Capital, Inspection
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Brown, Martin; McNamara, Gerry; Cinkir, Sakir; Fadar, Jerich; Figueiredo, Maria; Vanhoof, Jan; O'Hara, Joe; Skerritt, Craig; O'Brien, Shivaun; Kurum, Gül; Ramalho, Henrique; Rocha, João – European Educational Research Journal, 2021
The purpose of this paper, which is part of a three-year EU Erasmus+-funded study titled 'Distributed Evaluation and Planning in Schools' (DEAPS), is to provide an analysis of policies, structures, processes, supports and barriers that exist to enable or inhibit the involvement of students and parents in school evaluation in four European…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Participation, Participative Decision Making, Stakeholders
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Demir, Gönül Türkan; Bayar, Adem – Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 2021
To be able to talk about the existence of a successful education system, it is important to inspect all stages as much as the inputs, processes, and outputs of the system. To reach the distant goals of education smoothly, the close goals need to be checked, problems should be detected and corrected in a right time and in a suitable way, necessary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Inspection, Training
Karanfil, Ferhat – Online Submission, 2021
The inspection program is a crucial element of the education system and has a significant role in improving education quality. In Turkey, there may be a need for reform in the education inspection program to upgrade an efficient inspection. The Ministry of Education (MoNE) does not employ inspectors anymore. The duties of inspectors are undertaken…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Colman, Aly – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2021
This paper examines the influence of intense scrutiny from Ofsted on school leadership and policy enactment. Data was collected in a coastal area of deprivation, providing the setting for a detailed case study of school leadership in a state secondary school and a state primary school, both with recent or ongoing experience of intense scrutiny…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Secondary Schools, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership
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Tian, Meng – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2021
This paper explores power bases and power tensions among education bureaux, inspection offices, and schools in China. The six bases of social power were applied as the analytical framework to scrutinize 13 policy documents and eight interviews with inspectors. The study uncovered three types of power tensions: education bureau's informational…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Inspection, Educational Policy, Accountability
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Usta, Mehmet E. – Education Quarterly Reviews, 2021
This study aims to compare the school inspection reports prepared by educational inspectors in Turkey and the United Kingdom. In Turkey, educational inspection is carried out by the Educational Inspectors of the Ministry of National Education. On the other hand, educational inspection in the UK is carried out by Ofsted education inspectors. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Inspection, Reports
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Done, Elizabeth J.; Knowler, Helen – British Educational Research Journal, 2021
This article reports an unprecedented exploratory small-scale investigation of the views of senior school leaders in southwest England relating to 'off-rolling' (illegal exclusionary practices). 'Off-rolling' is conceptualised as a policy technology, however, the conceptual framework used in data analysis derives from Foucault's treatment of power…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Practices, Power Structure
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Francis, Leslie J.; Lankshear, David W.; Eccles, Emma L.; McKenna, Ursula – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
Inspection criteria for schools with a religious character in England and Wales require the sponsoring body to arrange assessment on aspects of the distinctiveness of the school ethos. The Student Voice Project was designed to include year-five and year-six students in this process. Within the Diocese of Llandaff, the Diocesan Director of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Inspection, Evaluation Criteria
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Pekkurnaz, Didem; Aran, Meltem A.; Aktakke, Nazli – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
Child care prices are expected to reflect the quality of provision. However, in contexts where there are high information asymmetries between the users of the services and providers, we may expect this link between quality and prices to be weaker. Turkey is selected for the study as it has a highly regulated child care sector where the costs of…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Abakan, Recep; Ozrecberoglu, Nurdan; Isiktas, Serdal; Gunduz, Serdal – Asian Journal of University Education, 2021
This study intends to demonstrate the opinions of school administrators consist of principal, senior assistants and inspectors working in primary schools on the guidance roles. Inspections improve the quality of education; hence, inspectors need to concentrate on assessment and other functions. The study aims to emphasize the value given to the…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Inspection, Institutional Evaluation, Principals
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Bokhove, Christian; Sims, Sam – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2021
Many national education systems incorporate a central inspectorate tasked with visiting, evaluating and reporting on the performance of schools. The judgements produced by inspectors often play a part in the way that schools are held to account and constitute an important source of data in their own right. Inspection reports are therefore of great…
Descriptors: Reports, Data Analysis, Inspection, Institutional Evaluation
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Quesel, Carsten; Schweinberger, Kirsten; Möser, Guido – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2021
In social contexts, feedback by observers, participants, or recipients provides information on performance and products, thereby creating an opportunity to learn and improve. In education governance, many countries rely on school inspection by professional observers to convey feedback on organizational and pedagogical processes and outcomes. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), School Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
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Ertok, Nese; Ummanel, Azize – Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 2021
The proper and thorough functioning of the education process is based on the cooperation of the elements in education. Among the elements that should cooperate and act in harmony are teachers, school administrators and experts in educational management and supervision. Further, a curriculum is needed for the education process to proceed in a…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Concept Formation, Role Perception, Teacher Attitudes
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Thomson, Alan; Sparkes, Andrew C. – Sport, Education and Society, 2020
In this article, we seek to expand our understanding of the micropolitics of school life by drawing on data generated from a one-year ethnographic study of a physical education (PE) department at a high school in the North of England. Specific attention is given to the structured demands placed upon the Departmental Head in the face of an imminent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Department Heads, Physical Education Teachers
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