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The politics of educational change: governance and school inspection in England and Scotland

Ozga, Jenny; Baxter, Jacqueline; Clarke, John; Grek, Sotiria and Lawn, Martin (2013). The politics of educational change: governance and school inspection in England and Scotland. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 39(2) pp. 205–224.

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Abstract

This paper draws on current research on inspection to consider change in education systems through a focus on the role of inspection as a practice of governing. It draws on interdisciplinary resources from political sociology and political science to highlight the political work of governing, in a context of changing governance, where networks of relationships require cooperation and coordination through the constant work of policy actors, including inspectors. We discuss the relationship between changing UK politics and changing inspection practices in England and Scotland to illustrate how inspection may be viewed as a governing practice.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Swiss Journal of Sociology and the Swiss Sociological Association
ISSN: 0379-3664
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Keywords: inspection; governing; politics; discourse; narrative
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 37672
Depositing User: Jacqueline Baxter
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 13:28
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/37672
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