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För elevernas skull: Skolinspektionens kritik mot skolor som fått vitesföreläggande
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Special Education.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Swedish compulsory education system is not seen as high quality according to the (OECD, 2015). Instead eyes are turning towards Finland and Singapore for best practice. Sweden's results are falling in international assessments such as PISA and TIMMS (Skolverket, 2016a/2016b), despite high expenditure per capita and several education reforms lately, such as a new curriculum and new teacher training education. The Swedish Schools Inspectorate scrutinizes schools with the objective to ensure a good education in a safe environment and to sustain nationwide equity. The authority therefore has a decisive role in judging the quality of schools in Sweden. The objective of this thesis is to study the criticism of Swedish Schools Inspectorate towards schools that have received a penalty for not abiding the law. The data consists of six school inspection reports seen as a case. Qualitative analysis is used building on discourse analysis theory. The findings of the research are that discipline and value-based issues are two of the areas discussed most in the criticism of the Swedish Schools Inspectorate. The inspectors also seem to look for discrepancies between documents and school staff. Different groups have the power to express themselves on various issues, such as special educators in student health. The pupils are also given a strong voice and space to define their school in the reports.

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2017. , p. 28
Keywords [en]
school assessment, underperforming schools, school improvement, educational governance, SSI
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Pedagogy Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-144290OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-144290DiVA, id: diva2:1110386
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Available from: 2017-10-19 Created: 2017-06-15 Last updated: 2017-10-19Bibliographically approved

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