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Accountability and Educational Improvement

School Inspectors

Policy Implementers, Policy Shapers in National Policy Contexts

Editors: Baxter, Jacqueline (Ed.)

  • Examines the role of the school inspector within the inspection process, offering valuable insights into the politics of inspection policy implementation
  • Provides a valuable contribution to our understanding of the ways in which inspectors influence the execution of inspection policy
  • Explores several accountability regimes throughout OECD member states and how these regimes play out operationally within different cultural and policy contexts
  • Examines the role of international drivers such as PISA and their impact on the changing role of inspection in OECD member states 
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This book examines the role of the inspector within the context of a number of OECD member states and explores the ways in which the inspectors themselves interpret, implement and influence inspection practices and policy.

Inspection policy can have various unintended consequences, some of which produce radical discrepancies between the policy intent and its implementation. A number of these discrepancies derive from the way in which the policy is articulated while others derive from the ways in which inspectors interpret and operationalise this policy. This implementation is coloured and conditioned by several factors, including the evidence on which inspectors base their judgements; what counts as evidence in different policy contexts; what counts as valid knowledge in inspection processes; the qualities needed by inspectors working in differing policy contexts and the identities that they adopt in order to successfully carry out their work.

The book provides a valuable contribution to our understanding of the politics and practices which colour and shape the legitimacy and operational execution of inspection policy. The work is unique in its focus on the inspectors’ role within the implementation of the inspection process— an element often overlooked in the literature. It also includes two chapters co-written by inspectors, offering unique insights into their life worlds and identities.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • School Inspectors as Policy Implementers: Influences and Activities

    Baxter, Jacqueline

    Pages 1-23

  • Changing Policies—Changing Inspection Practices? Or the Other Way Round?

    Dedering, Kathrin (et al.)

    Pages 25-43

  • Different Systems, Different Identities: The Work of Inspectors in Sweden and England

    Baxter, Jacqueline (et al.)

    Pages 45-69

  • Inspectors and the Process of Self-Evaluation in Ireland

    Brown, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 71-96

  • Feedback by Dutch Inspectors to Schools

    Dobbelaer, M. J. (et al.)

    Pages 97-119

Buy this book

eBook £64.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52536-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £82.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52535-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
School Inspectors
Book Subtitle
Policy Implementers, Policy Shapers in National Policy Contexts
Editors
  • Jacqueline Baxter
Series Title
Accountability and Educational Improvement
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52536-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52536-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52535-8
Series ISSN
2509-3320
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 275
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Topics