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Inspection and change: help or hindrance for the classroom teacher

Ormston, Michael, Brimblecombe, Nicola and Shaw, Marian (1995) Inspection and change: help or hindrance for the classroom teacher. British Journal of In-Service Education, 21 (3). pp. 311-318. ISSN 0305-7631

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Abstract

The main purpose of OFSTED inspection is to bring about improvements in schools. As the quality of teaching and learning is the main focus of Inspection, it is important to know whether inspection actually does bring about improvement in classroom practice. A survey was carried out to investigate teachers' perceptions and responses to inspection. In this paper, we examine whether teachers intend to change their practice as a result of inspection, and look at some of the factors which affect their intentions. We suggest that the way in which teachers are prepared for inspection will affect the quality of changes brought about by the inspection process.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rjie20
Additional Information: © 1995 Taylor & Francis
Library of Congress subject classification: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2012 09:02
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/47020/

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