Quality assurance and evaluation (QAE) in Scotland: promoting self-evaluation within and beyond the country

L. Croxford, F. J. Shaik, S. Grek

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This article looks at policy for quality assurance and evaluation in Scotland, its history and more recent developments, and in particular, at the emphasis on school self-evaluation. It examines the history of the concept, its constituent elements and the role of the Inspectorate in establishing it. Further, the article discusses the Scottish self-evaluation model as a means of promoting the country's distinctive identity in education within a European frame. It discusses the role of the Standing International Conference of Inspectorates as a major forum for the transmission of ideas about self-evaluation that illuminates the role of networks in promoting Europeanisation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-193
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Education Policy
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • European education space
  • Inspectorate
  • quality assurance
  • Scotland
  • school improvement
  • self-evaluation

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