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Dedering, Kathrin; Sowada, Moritz G. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2017
School inspections have become an important instrument of quality assurance and quality development in many European countries. So far, the focus of empirical research on school inspections has been on the acceptance of the procedure among the school-internal actors, its influence for internal quality development and its effects on student…
Descriptors: Inspection, Administrative Policy, Administrative Principles, Teamwork
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Kemethofer, David; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Altrichter, Herbert – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2017
In recent years, school inspections have been newly introduced or adapted to the evidence-based governance logic in many European countries. So far, empirical research on the impact of school inspections has produced inconclusive results. Methodologically, it has mainly focussed on analysis of a national inspection model and used cross-sectional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences
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Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Erickson, Gudrun – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2013
In the Swedish educational system, teachers have the dual responsibility of assigning final grades and marking their own students' national tests. The Government has mandated the Swedish Schools Inspectorate to remark samples of the national tests to see if teacher marking can be trusted. Reports from this project have concluded that intermarker…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Student Evaluation, Inferences, Trust (Psychology)
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Lindberg, Erik – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2012
The Anglo-Saxon countries have implemented Management by Objectives (MBO) complemented with school-based management (SBM) fairly rapidly. Although these countries are considered something of a benchmark of stability, research on principals reveals that they experience high levels of stress and that this is associated with poorer job performance.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Job Performance, School Based Management
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Gilljam, Mikael; Esaiasson, Peter; Lindholm, Torun – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2010
This article tests whether the form of decision-making used in school environments affects pupils' views on the legitimacy of the decisions made, and of the decision-making procedure. Building on political science theory on democratic decision-making, it compares pupils' reactions towards decisions made by pupil councils, by pupils via referendum,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Decision Making, Student Attitudes, Student Government