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School self-review and evaluation : a way to school effectiveness; a case study of three schools to examine the introduction and impact of self-review and evaluation

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posted on 2014-12-15, 10:44 authored by Alan John. Davison
With the growing interest in school improvement and target setting this study focused on one route to greater effectiveness, that of school-based self-review and evaluation. Much has been said about the differential effectiveness of schools and comparisons made with pupil levels of attainment internationally. However, little advice, at a practical level, has been offered on how to achieve this greater effectiveness.;This study looks at current practice in school-based self-review and evaluation, its impact on school culture and how this translates into classrooms. It undertakes a survey of all Essex secondary schools looking at their current involvement in self-review and evaluation and their plans for future work in this area. Three case studies are then reported, to show the practical impact of self-review and evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methodology. These aim to provide applicable information for schools. Many of the challenges and successes will be readily accessible to practitioners.;The findings reflect an increase in self-review and evaluation in the majority of schools and suggests the positive effect this has on the culture of the schools. Where schools are actively involved in self-review and evaluation this helps create the learning institution required for genuine effectiveness. Finally, practical advice is given to the stakeholders in education about their role on this process.


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  • Doctoral

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  • EdD



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