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Cunningham, Christine – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
The aim of this work is to learn more about the Expert Review Group (ERG), a small but powerful team of bureaucrats in Western Australia's Department of Education whose role is to inspect the quality and standards of pre-K to year 12 government schools. Critical education policy analysis is utilised. Iterative understandings were developed through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, School Visitation, Educational Policy
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Ward, Gavin; Quennerstedt, Mikael – Education 3-13, 2019
By taking both pupils' and teachers' actions as the point of departure, this study aimed to understand governance within a primary school classroom. Video footage was recorded in an English primary school in which mathematics happened to be the focus. This data was analysed to identify the directions of both governance and self-governance and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary Schools, Video Technology
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Moore, Keith – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
This study investigates the "educational borrowing" of Pestalozzi's and Fellenberg's reforms by James Bonwick, an Australian schoolmaster and inspector in the 1840s and 1850s. The article initially examines Pestalozzi's and Fellenberg's teaching methods and philosophies. Adopting a biographical approach, it then explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Inspection, Institutional Evaluation
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Boocock, Andrew – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
Leadership in the post-incorporation English further education system has not been distributed in nature, but transactional, driven by the external demands of funding and inspection regimes. However, in the light of the current rhetoric of localism in further education policy there is a view that distributed leadership would be an appropriate…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Instructional Leadership, Inspection, Leadership Styles
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Richards, Colin – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
This article exposes the fear that is at the heart of the Ofsted inspection process. It presents a challenge to Ofsted's Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. She must tread carefully if she is to reform Ofsted and our broken accountability system.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, National Standards, Educational Quality
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Ortells Roca, Miguel; Traver Martí, Juan – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This article aims to reconstruct the pedagogy of Leonor Serrano, a Spanish school inspector working and developing her theories between 1914 and 1939. We use an interrogative-analytical methodology based on content analysis of her texts to reconstruct her educational theory. The theoretical deductive elements are uncovered in the analysis of the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Theories, Teaching Methods, Inspection
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Sabanci, Ali; Sahin, Ahmet; Özdemir, Izzet – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the correlation between interpersonal communication skills and conflict management strategies in the case of inspection groups constituted by a number of inspectors based on the geographical and demographic dispersion of the school population in Turkey. This research was conducted as a survey. The…
Descriptors: Correlation, Interpersonal Communication, Conflict Resolution, Interpersonal Competence
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Merry, Michael S.; Arum, Richard – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Selection within the educational domain breeds a special kind of suspicion. Whether it is the absence of transparency in the selection procedure, the observable outcomes of the selection, or the criteria of selection itself, there is much to corroborate the suspicion many have that selection in practice is unfair. And certainly as it concerns…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Competitive Selection, Equal Education, Public Schools
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Brown, Martin; McNamara, Gerry; Ohara, Joe; O'Brien, Shivaun; Faddar, Jerich – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper posits that almost all inspectorates are now following, if to varying degrees, a similar overarching ideology and methodology for school accountability and improvement. The first part of the paper provides an analysis of recent changes to school inspection policies across Frontiers. Using Ireland as a case example, the next part of the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Institutional Evaluation
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Usta, Mehmet Emin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
From the very early periods of accepting management as a science, main goal of inspection is seen as a control mechanism. Classical management approach evaluated staff as people who need strict inspections by experts to better perform since they are perceived as unreliable and irresponsible on their duties. Later on, expertise areas related to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, Instructional Leadership, Audits (Verification)
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Usta, Mehmet Emin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
One of the most controversial issues about education in Turkey and around the world is inspection of education. Some countries conduct educational auditing through inspectors. Some countries, such as Finland, consider that there is no need for a mechanism such as an inspectorate, but instead considering public scrutiny. Inspectional Regulations in…
Descriptors: Inspection, Audits (Verification), Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Usta, Mehmet Emin – Educational Research and Reviews, 2018
In this study, 1926 official legislation document was analyzed taking the role and duties of inspectors at that time in mind. These roles and duties were explained based on the authorization, investigation, interrogation methodology, and employment of inspectors. This study was carried out by implementing documentary research methods. Like other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Inspection, Educational Legislation
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Perryman, Jane; Maguire, Meg; Braun, Annette; Ball, Stephen – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper asks the question: to what extent do inspection regimes, particularly the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), influence the work of a school, and how might that influence be conceptualised? It draws on an ESRC-funded study of 'policy enactments in secondary schools', which was based on case-study work in four 'ordinary' schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, Governance, Educational Policy
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Houlahan, Bridget – Journal of School Nursing, 2018
This study investigated the origin and implementation of school nursing in New York City, using traditional historical methods with a social history framework. The intent of this research was to produce a comprehensive historical analysis of school nursing at the turn of the 20th century in order to provide a historical framework to promote the…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Nursing, School Health Services, Educational History
Rothman, Robert – Jobs for the Future, 2018
This report examines the potential for school quality reviews to assess and promote a broader set of outcomes than are currently being measured in most districts and states. These outcomes include a deep understanding of content as well as the ability to use that knowledge to think critically to solve complex problems, communicate effectively,…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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