Inspectors in Europe: SICI and the role of meditative work

Sotiria Grek*

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This chapter focuses on the significant and coordinated efforts for the development of school inspection policy links in Europe. Standing International Conference of Inspectorates (SICI) serves as a forum for exchanging experience in relation to inspection systems and wider education issues across Europe. SICI stated the following aims: sharing experience; updating developments regarding education systems; finding ways to improve working methods; and establishing a basis for cooperation between the various school authorities. Inspectorates are today only one among many institutions and organisations that produce evaluative material on schools, teaching and learning. SICI is also an interesting example of the ways that European professional networks work, based on the one hand on policy teaching and learning, whilst on the other retaining some of the characteristics of elite grouping and exclusivity of their professional status. The Effective School Self-Evaluation project (ESSE) has been one of the most significant projects SICI has undertaken.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGoverning by Inspection
EditorsSotiria Grek, Joakim Lindgren
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic) 9781315758091
ISBN (Print)9781138796058
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2014

Publication series

NameStudies in European Education Series
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group


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