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Seminar: Accountability of educational networks
Findings from a comparative EU-study on inspections in polycentric education systems Date and time: 5 September 2017 09.30-12.00 Venue: UCL Institute of Education 20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0A...
Video: Dutch inspectorate of Education
Videos: networks of schools in Sofia city
Videos: examples of polycentric inspections in England
Videos: Polycentric Inspection of Networked schools in Northern Ireland
The four videos below provide more information on the various elements of the EQI component part of Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships Project – Polycentric Inspection of Networked schools (PINS) in...
Across Europe, Inspectorates of Education are developing new inspection methods and modalities that fit a more decentralized education system. In such systems schools and other service providers operate in networks to provide inclusive education or develop and implement more localized school-to-school improvement models.
As some education systems move towards more decentralized decision-making where multiple actors have an active role in steering and governing schools, the tasks and responsibilities of Inspectorates of Education also change.
This project reflects on these changes and suggests ‘polycentric’ inspection models that fit such a decentralized context. Examples of inspection frameworks and methods from Northern Ireland, England, the Netherlands and Bulgaria are described and the impact of these models on improvement of schools and school networks is studied.
You can find a presentation of such inspection models in this indicator map and this article by Janssens & Ehren
The Netherlands Go to the project page
England Go to the project page
The establishment of new networks for inclusive education has consequences for the role and responsibilities of the Dutch Inspectorate.
England has seen a number of changes over the last couple of years with the aim of establishing a ‘self-improving education system’.
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Northern Ireland Go to the project page
Bulgaria Go to the project page
Area based inspections in Northern-Ireland evaluate the quality of provision or the quality of support services in a geographical area.