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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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Hult, Agneta; Edström, Charlotta – Education Inquiry, 2016
Today's evaluation society makes teachers participate in a stream of external evaluations. How teachers experience evaluation in school and how this affects their work and professionalism is the focus of this article. Teachers' views of external and internal evaluations and of the consequences for school practice are described and analysed. The…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Accountability, Professionalism, Teacher Attitudes
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Hult, Agneta; Lundström, Ulf; Edström, Charlotta – Education Inquiry, 2016
The evaluation trend in the global education field implies new professional challenges for school principals. The purpose of this article is to describe and analyse Swedish school principals' experiences of prevailing evaluations and the implications for the profession. Specifically, we examine: a) how principals respond to evaluations and their…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility, Accountability
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Lindgren, Joakim; Hult, Agneta; Segerholm, Christina; Rönnberg, Linda – Education Inquiry, 2012
This paper reports on an analysis of how school inspection in Sweden -- its aims, directions and procedures -- is portrayed in texts produced by the responsible national authorities. The study involves a textual analysis of official annual accounts and plans (texts directed to the government, municipalities, schools and the public) produced by the…
Descriptors: School Visitation, Inspection, Governance, Foreign Countries