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Talking about the test. Boundary work in primary school teachers’ interactions around national testing of student performance
There is currently a strong belief in accountability as a policy of action and standardized testing has been implemented in several countries. This article examines tensions that occur in meetings when primary school ...
Accountable for what and to whom? Changing representations and new legitimation discourses among teachers under increased external control.
(Kluwer Academic, 2013-04-06)
This article discusses how teachers construct new representations about accountability and professionalism in the context of increased external control. Over the last decade in particular, concerns about the quality of ...
Public deliberation and the fact of expertise: making experts accountable
(Taylor & Francis, 2017)
This paper discusses the conditions for legitimate expert arrangements within a democratic order and from a deliberative systems approach. It is argued that standard objections against the political role of experts are ...
Teachers’ use of knowledge sources in ‘result meetings’: Thin data and thick data use.
(Taylor & Francis, 2018)
In this article, we examine teachers’ use of knowledge sources in meetings where they discuss and formulate initiatives and solutions to develop existing teaching practice based on national test results. While practices ...
Measures of accountability and delegated discretion in activation work: lessons from the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2018-01-23)
Activation work – the complex task of motivating, compelling and assisting marginalized citizens into labour market participation – pinpoints critical issues of discretion and accountability in the welfare state. Investigating ...
School leadership in data use practices: collegial and consensus-oriented
(Taylor & Francis, 2019-01-24)
Background: Previous research has highlighted the importance of school leadership in the productive use of student performance data. However, less is understood about the specific ways in which school leaders discuss this ...