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De styrdas röster: Rektorers berättelser om Skolinspektionens regelbundna tillsyn
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Education.
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The political motives for reinstating national school inspection in 2003 and reinforcing it through the establishment of the Swedish School Inspectoratein 2008 stressed the necessity of sufficient state involvement in order to retain and ensure nationwide educational quality and equivalence. Since then, additional political efforts have been made to intensify and exercise national state control over education. On July 1, 2011, the Education Act gave the agency enhanced legal support. The aim of this study was to describe and analyze a sample of school leaders' stories of the regular inspection that have been conducted in their schools since the legal changes came into force. School leaders of 20 compulsory schools were interviewed. Theinterviews were analyzed and the results were presented in eight themes. In the following analysis, change mechanisms that had been initiated in the schools during the inspection process were examined through a theoretical framework of evaluation influence. The results from the second analys is also illustrated conceivable forms of pathways that link inspection processes to inspection outcomes. Finally, the empirical findings were discussed in terms of constitutive effects and education governance. The study was a part of the research project "Governing by inspection. School inspection and education governance in Sweden, England and Scotland".

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Härnösand: Mittuniversitetet , 2013. , 97 p.
Utbildningsvetenskapliga studier, 2013:1
Keyword [sv]
Constitutive effects, education governance, evaluation influence, school inspection, Sweden
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18945ISBN: 978-91-86694-71-5OAI: diva2:621648
Available from: 2013-05-16 Created: 2013-05-16 Last updated: 2013-05-27

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