Authority with an unclear position
2014 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Sustainable developmentThe content falls within the scope of Sustainable Development
Research has previously addressed elements of school supervision and inspection and the practices of state authorities. For example, Ouston, Fidler and Earley (1997) have noticed that it is important how inspections and supervisions are carried out in terms of giving schools the possibilities to amend what has been identified as problematic. How countries organise supervision and inspection between authorities differ, but Ball (2007) in the UK and Apple (2005) in the US as well as Rönnberg (2012) in Sweden have noticed a discursive drift in how authorities present themselves, from a discourse with more emphasis on supervision, towards one with more emphasis on inspection. Here Sweden holds a certain position since the Swedish educational system since the mid 1990s, in a short time have turned from one of the most regulated to one of the most deregulated (Lundahl, 2002). In addition, the organisation of authorities and the function of authorities were reformed in a rapid pace.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Research subject Teacher Education and Education Work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7216Local ID: 2320/14137OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-7216DiVA: diva2:887925
ECER 2014, The Past, the Present and the Future of Educational Research, Portugal, 1 - 5 September 2014