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School self-evaluation an international or country specific imperative for school improvement?

Brown, Martin orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-5436-354X, Gardezi, Sarah orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-2234-3704, del Castillo Blanco, Laura orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-0782-2931, Simeonova, Rossitsa orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-6715-6451, Parvanova, Yonka orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-3627-501X, McNamara, Gerry orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-9725-9304, O'Hara, Joe orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-1956-7640 and Kechri, Zacharoula (2021) School self-evaluation an international or country specific imperative for school improvement? International Journal of Educational Research, 2 . ISSN 2666-3740

Using multisite case studies in four European countries, the purpose of this paper was to explore school leaders and teachers views on School Self Evaluation (SSE), its role in school improvement and the capacity of schools to engage with the process. Evidence derived from the study suggests that although there is a consensus among school leaders concerning the potential utility of SSE; across some countries, there were also concerns relating to implementing the process and the potential misuse of SSE outcomes. When this was not the case, it is apparent that governments have driven the process with clearly defined legislation and defining the SSE agenda and outcomes to dispel school leaders’ apprehensions regarding the balance between SSE for accountability or school improvement.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Additional Information:Article number: 100063
Uncontrolled Keywords:School Self-evaluation; School improvement; Evaluation capacity
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Institute of Education > School of Policy & Practice
Research Institutes and Centres > EQI - Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection
Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedro.2021.100063
Copyright Information:© 2021 The Authors
Funders:Erasmus+ project: Supporting Schools in the 21st Century. Digital tools and improvement plans. Project reference Number: 2018-1-ES01-KA201-049937.
ID Code:29648
Deposited On:29 Feb 2024 15:53 by Melissa Lynch . Last Modified 29 Feb 2024 15:53

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