Reforming school supervision for quality improvement
Many countries have attempted to reform their school supervision services to improve educational quality. This desire for reform is inspired by disappointment with the effectiveness of supervision and by the recent trend towards more school autonomy.
Indeed, the ability of schools to use their greater freedom effectively will depend to a large extent on the support services on which they can rely, while supervision may be needed to guide them in their decision-making and to monitor their use of resources. While these reforms have been met with mixed success, their overall analysis allows us to gain profound insight into what can be achieved in a specific context.
This set of training modules takes the reader through a systematic examination of the issues that a Ministry of Education, intent on reforming its supervision service, will face. Senior staff within ministries who are directly involved in the organisation, planning and management of supervision services, and staff of research and training institutions who work on school supervision, as well as practicing supervisors will benefit from these modules.