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Van Gasse, Roos; Vanhoof, Jan; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Studies, 2018
The contribution of data use in schools has been proven via visible changes in policy and practice in schools (instrumental effects), changes in practitioners learning or cognition (conceptual effects) and changes in opinions or attitudes regarding teaching or policy-making (symbolic effects). Nevertheless, limited research is available on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Van Gasse, Roos; Vanhoof, Jan; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Studies, 2016
Pupil well-being has been an important topic in educational research for some time. Differences between schools in their influence on the well-being of their pupils are attributed to the policy-making capacities of the school. Little is known about schools' policy-making capacities with regard to pupil well-being, and the impact of school culture…
Descriptors: Well Being, School Culture, Environmental Influences, Statistical Analysis
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Vanlommel, Kristin; Vanhoof, Jan; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Studies, 2016
There is a growing expectation that schools should systematically collect and analyse data as a point of departure for decisions. However, research shows that teachers themselves are less convinced that they need to base their decisions on data, as they mainly rely on their intuition and experience. This article examines the extent to which…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Decision Making, Teacher Motivation
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Penninckx, Maarten; Vanhoof, Jan; De Maeyer, Sven; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Studies, 2014
This study looks into the effects of school inspection in the context of Flemish education. Respondents in five primary case schools were interviewed before inspection, immediately after inspection and four months later (totalling 45 interviews with 15 respondents). Our results indicate that the inspection incites reflection amongst school staff…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools, Inspection, Case Studies
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Vanhoof, Jan; De Maeyer, Sven; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Studies, 2011
While self-evaluation leads to valuable results in some schools, it appears that in other schools this is true only to a lesser extent or not at all. This raises the question of how differences in the results of self-evaluations can be explained. This study looks at to what extent the results of self-evaluation are determined by the way in which…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Path Analysis, Principals, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Vanhoof, Jan; Verhaeghe, Goedele; Verhaeghe, Jean Pierre; Valcke, Martin; Van Petegem, Peter – Educational Studies, 2011
Information-rich environments are created to promote data use in schools for the purpose of self-evaluation and quality assurance. However, providing feedback does not guarantee that schools will actually put it to use. One of the main stumbling blocks relates to the interpretation and diagnosis of the information. This study examines the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Quality Control, Principals, Data Interpretation