Editorial [BJSE June 2023]

Hallett, Graham ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9579-1105 and Hallett, Fiona (2023) Editorial [BJSE June 2023]. British Journal of Special Education (BJSE), 50 (2). pp. 195-196. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8578.12467


A theme that arises in material drawn from the four countries of the UK contained in John Perry's ‘Politics Page’ in the current issue of BJSE relates to the extension of accountability and transparency measures. In the education sector, the terms ‘accountability’ an ‘transparency’ are often used to evaluate the performance of schools. However, their implementation and use have often been counterproductive to the smooth running of schools. The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is the regulatory body responsible for inspecting and regulating educational institutions in the UK. Despite its aim to make schools accountable to a wide range of stake-holders, a major problem with Ofsted is its over-reliance on high-stakes testing and narrow metrics to measure school performance.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: British Journal of Special Education (BJSE)
Publisher: Wiley / NASEN
ISSN: 1467-8578
Departments: Institute of Education > Initial Teacher Education
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
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Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2023 14:13
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2024 11:43
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7203
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