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Lindgren, Lena; Hanberger, Anders; Lundström, Ulf – Education Inquiry, 2016
Evaluation systems of various types are an integral part of a country's education policy space, within which they are supposed to have the basic functions of enhancing accountability and supporting school development. Here we argue that in a crowded policy space evaluation systems may interfere with each other in a way that can have unintended…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Accountability, Evaluation Methods, School Effectiveness
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Hanberger, Anders; Carlbaum, Sara; Hult, Agneta; Lindgren, Lena; Lundström, Ulf – Education Inquiry, 2016
This article synthesises the role of evaluation at the municipal, school, classroom and parental levels of governance, and discusses the results of the articles appearing in this special issue. The discussion concerns the role of evaluation in school governance, the value of evaluation for local school development, the constitutive effects of…
Descriptors: Governance, School Districts, Institutional Evaluation, School Choice
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Hanberger, Anders – Education Inquiry, 2016
This article develops a conceptual framework for exploring the role and consequences of evaluation at the local level of school governance. It also provides a frame of reference for the articles in this special issue on the role of evaluation in local school governance in Sweden. It consists of key concepts, three models of decentralised…
Descriptors: Governance, Institutional Evaluation, School Administration, School Districts
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Hanberger, Anders; Lindgren, Lena; Lundström, Ulf – Education Inquiry, 2016
This paper explores the use, functions and constitutive effects of evaluation systems in local school governance, and identifies how contextual factors affect various uses of evaluation in this context. This case study of three Swedish municipalities demonstrates that local evaluation systems are set up to effectively sustain local school…
Descriptors: School Districts, Governance, Decision Making, Case Studies