Inspection effects through the eyes of the inspectors: Swedish notions
2012 (English)In: ECER 2012, European Conference of Educational Research, Cádiz, Spain, September 17-21, 2012: NW23: Policy Studies and Politics of Education, ECER , 2012, 1-14 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
A cadre of school inspectors with different backgrounds visit around a thousands schools annually in Sweden. Do they believe that they ‘make a difference?’ This paper analyses the ‘assumptive worlds’ (Marshall et.al. 1885) of inspectors and inspection managers at the Swedish Schools Inspectorate as expressed in interviews. The inspectors’ notions about what is affected and in what ways are brought forward, illuminating the relation between the national, the municipal and school, and the inspection process. The effects through the eyes of the inspectors, their assumptive worlds, are discussed in terms of constitutive effects (Dahler-Larsen 2011a, b) and ‘doing governing’ (Ozga & Segerholm 2011).
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ECER , 2012. 1-14 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-61606OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-61606DiVA: diva2:570729
ECER 2012, European Conference of Educational Research, The Need for Educational Research to Champion Freedom, Education and Development for All, Cádiz, Spain, September 17-21, 2012