Autonomy and accountability in the regulation of the teaching profession : a South African case study

Show simple item record Jansen, Jonathan D. 2006-01-27T12:08:54Z 2006-01-27T12:08:54Z 2004
dc.description.abstract This article examines the struggles of the South African government to establish school-wide evaluation policies within post-apartheid institutions. It is demonstrated that even when such evaluation policies promise teacher development and whole-school improvement, there is significant resistance to government intervention in the school environment. It is also shown that even when individual schools express a willingness to participate in such evaluation actions, they remain deeply suspicious of, and even subvert, the original goals of these policies. The explanation for such behaviour is lodged within the troubled history of the apartheid inspection system, on the one hand, and on the underestimation in policy design of the deep-rooted suspicions of state surveillance systems even under the terms of a new democracy. In conclusion, the article shows how this fierce--though understandable--contestation of school-level autonomy actually works against the long-term developmental interests of both teachers and learners in South Africa's 29,000 schools. en
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dc.identifier.citation Jansen, J D 2004, ‘Autonomy and accountability in the regulation of the teaching profession: a South African case study’, Research Papers in Education, vol. 19, issue 1, pp. 51-66. [] en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Routledge en
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dc.subject Autonomy en
dc.subject Learning en
dc.subject Performance en
dc.subject Teaching en
dc.subject Government regulation en
dc.subject Accountability en
dc.subject Whole school evaluation en
dc.subject Teacher development en
dc.subject Educational policy en
dc.subject Democracy
dc.subject Political interference
dc.title Autonomy and accountability in the regulation of the teaching profession : a South African case study en
dc.type Article en

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