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Different systems, different identities: the work of inspectors in Sweden and England
Oxford University.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2017 (English)In: School inspectors: policy implementers, policy shapers in national policy contexts / [ed] Jacqueline Baxter, Cham: Springer, 2017, 45-69 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

School inspection has formed part of both English and Swedish approaches to governing education for some time now. But latterly due to the neo liberal drive for educational excellence, both countries have remodelled their inspector workforce. Using Jacobsson's theory of governance as a regulative, meditative and inquisitive activity, this chapter investigates the effects that these shifts have had on the operational work of inspectors. Drawing upon interview data with inspectors and head teachers from both systems combined with documentary analysis we examine how the remodelling of the workforce in both countries has impacted on the ways in which inspectors carry out their work. The chapter concludes that inspection operating within a neo liberal framework of regulation must constantly shift and evolve in order to remain credible. It also points out that these shifts in themselves create tensions around the role and operational work of inspectors in both countries.

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Cham: Springer, 2017. 45-69 p.
Series
Accountability and educational improvement, ISSN 2509-3320
Keyword [en]
Inspection, Policy implementation, Schools, Education policy, Neoliberalism
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-135040DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-52536-5_3ISBN: 978-3-319-52536-5 (electronic)ISBN: 978-3-319-52535-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-135040DiVA: diva2:1096025
Available from: 2017-05-16 Created: 2017-05-16 Last updated: 2017-11-03Bibliographically approved

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