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Improving Schools and Inspection: The Self-Inspecting School

Improving Schools and Inspection: The Self-Inspecting School

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This book looks at the relationship between school inspection and school improvement. The authors show how heads have used inspectors' reports to put in place real school improvement. They deal with the contexts of inspection and comparisons are made with the Australian experience of school self-review. The book focuses on how schools have developed a culture of self-inspection.

The authors consider the system of Of STED inspections and ask how beneficial inspection has been in encouraging schools to develop and improve. They suggest there is need for a change and that there are alternative approaches to school assessment and improvement, which could be more effective. They argue that the school's own evaluation processes sh

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761967279
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/12/2001
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Brian Fidler is Professor of Education Management at the University of Reading. He is course leader of the MSc School Improvement and has published widely on aspects of education management and leadership, particularly strategic planning and school inspection. He is editor of the International Journal School Leadership and Management.

Table of Contents

Inspection and Self-Inspection
The Of STED Approach
A Perspective
Pre-Inspection Preparations and School Development
The Week of the Inspection
Key Issues for Action
Improvement after Inspection?
The Inspection of Schools with New Headteachers
Of STED and the Governing Body
Improving Inspection
The Views of Heads, Inspectors and the Select Committee
‘Failing' Schools and the Inner City
Assisted School Self-Review in Victoria, Australia
Of STED and School Self-Evaluation
The Self-Inspecting School and the Future of Inspection

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