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The Swedish Schools Inspectorate: How do headmasters perceive and handle an inspection?
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6530-3019
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9026-6640
2011 (English)In: ENIRDELM, Reykjavik, Island, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sweden has from 2008 an independent Schools Inspectorate. The inspections are carried out through regular supervision and thematic evaluations. From this point of view, the purpose of this paper is to describe and discuss how inspections of schools are perceived by headmasters at the local level and how they handle the results in the reports. A second objective is to discuss if inspections of schools can be viewed as an effective way in order to achieve a higher degree of goal fulfillment. Headmasters in a local authority were asked about their opinions about this in a case study. The results show that most of them perceive that the reports essentially give a correct picture. They say they are aware of the problems that exists and that they already have been working to take actions. However, inspections of schools build on an ideal image, a picture that is presented in the policy documents. This is far from reality in most schools and a difficult task for headmasters to cope with.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reykjavik, Island, 2011.
Keyword [en]
Schools Inspectorate, pedagogical leadership, goal fulfillment
National Category
Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-5871OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:5871DiVA: diva2:522384
Conference
ENIRDELM, Reykjavik, Island, 22–24 September, 2011
Available from: 2011-09-06 Created: 2011-09-06 Last updated: 2016-03-21Bibliographically approved

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