HMI and OFSTED : Evolution or Revolution in School Inspection


Abstract
HMI and Ofsted modes of school inpection are described and compared. The links between these modes are stressed. The information gathering capacity of Ofsted enables it to formulate specific and authoritative advice on good curriculum and pedagogic practice and thus to influence the direction of education policy and steer the system generally.
Keywords policy making in education  school inspection  Ofsted  HMI
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DOI 10.1111/1467-8527.00035
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