23 SES 10 C, Governing By Inspection II: National Developments
Symposium, Part 2
In general, the political belief in school inspection as a means to effectively govern education is strong. At the same time, contemporary education policy is formulated, negotiated and implemented in an era of far reaching attempts to base policy making on 'evidence'. In this light, it is interesting to note that actually little is known about the effects and consequences of school inspection (Gaertner & Pant, 2011). This paper provides empirical illustrations of local functions of Swedish national inspection - how head teachers, teachers and officers from responsible authorities make use of inspection in order to promote their agendas. It highlights the ways in which these local functions may or may not challenge and/or extend beyond the politically anticipated effects and impacts. This paper draws on the concept of constitutive effects, which attempts to capture the inherently political and contested nature of identifying and studying effects (Dahler Larsen, 2011a). The empirical basis for the discussion are qualitative case study data from twelve Swedish compulsory schools, including for instance interviews with teachers, head teachers and municipal officers etc. REFS Gaertner, H. & Pant, H.A. (2011) How valid are school inspections? Studies in Educational Evaluation, 37 (2-3), 85-93.
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