Self-Evaluation by P-TaylorFrancis

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									Self-Evaluation
What's in it for schools?

Author: John MacBeath
Author: Archie Mcglynn
Table of Contents

1. Why Evaluate Schools? 2. You Can't Have One Without the Other 3. Building the Climate - with
Purpose 4. Tools and Techniques 5. Preparing for Inspection 6. Schools of Thought 7. Pushing back the
Boundaries 8. A Vision for the Future, Drawing on the Best Learning from the Past
Description

Self-evaluation in schools sits at the top of the national agenda in response to an awareness that
performance tables and inspector's reports can only tell a partial story. Schools are now encouraged to
raise questions about 'How are we doing?' and 'How do we know?'.Self-Evaluation: What's in it for
Schools? demystifies school self-evaluation and encourages schools to be self-critical and self-confident.
The book helps schools and teachers develop the necessary confidence to work with evaluation tools.
Accessible and packed with case studies, it tackles the issues that are at the forefront of the national
agenda in most countries in Europe. Challenging ideas for the future are given through discussion of the
concerns and issues of schools in the present day.
Reviews

'Self evaluation is very readable and packs much into its 150 pages ... The book is very accessible and
clearly set out with questions posed throughout to stimulate reflections and discussion. It might be read
alone and/or used in collaboration with colleagues as a preparation for external inspection. More usefully
in my view it can be used to encourage the notion that continuous self-evaluation makes for a more open
and transparent culture, one in which each person is valued for what they contribute.



'For the practitioner, there are numerous helpful, ready-to-use examples of self-evaluation instruments ...
that could be used in school and classroom contexts ... Overall this is a valuable discussion of the how
and why of school self-evaluation and there is no doubt that teachers, headteachers and others would
benefit from extracting practical instruments and ideas from the various chapters of this book.



'For the practitioner, there are numerous helpful, ready-to-use examples of self-evaluation instruments ...
that could be used in school and classroom contexts ... Overall this is a valuable discussion of the how
and why of school self-evaluation and there is no doubt that teachers, headteachers and others would
benefit from extracting practical instruments and ideas from the various chapters of this book.

								
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