Organisational strategies for the use of school inspection results. A comparative study on compulsory schools in Switzerland

  • Sara Mahler
  • Carsten Quesel
  • Andrea Höchli
  • Kirsten Schweinberger
Keywords: School improvement, school inspection, quality management, governance, participation

Abstract

School inspections provide information on school quality and hints for school improvement. The article analyses organizational strategies for the use of inspection results based on qualitative case studies in four Swiss cantons. The longitudinal study reveals four organization development strategies which differ on the level of governance procedures and on the level of subject matters of change. The analysis shows that strategies depend on the focus of inspection reports. The participation of the teaching staff in organization development is considerably higher when pedagogical questions are concerned.

Published
02-12-2016
How to Cite
Mahler, S., Quesel, C., Höchli, A., & Schweinberger, K. (2016). Organisational strategies for the use of school inspection results. A comparative study on compulsory schools in Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Educational Science, 38(3), 529-548. https://doi.org/10.24452/sjer.38.3.4992