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Revue française de pédagogie, n°186/2014

Les trajectoires des inspections scolaires en Europe : analyses comparatives

Edited by Xavier Pons

Revue française de pédagogie - Recherches en éducation

School Inspections' Trajectories in Europe: Comparative Analyses

This issue asks a simple question: how do you understand and explain the permanence, disappearance or reappearance of the specific and age-old institutional body that is school inspection in various European education systems in a context whereby new educational governance methods may question its legitimacy? This issue shall answer the question by focusing on the analysis of school inspections' "trajectories" in various policy contexts and by using a long-term and comparative view. It compiles four contributions which analyse how school inspection bodies have evolved in England, France, French-speaking Belgium, Scotland and Sweden. Each of these contributions adopts a particular theoretical framework with a specific vision of trajectory and highlights various factors to explain the inspection bodies' durability: the differing repositioning strategies by the English and Scottish inspection bodies due to changes in governance methods (Martin Lawn & Jenny Ozga); the similar professional legitimacy work by the main French and English inspection bodies (Xavier Pons); the Swedish inspection body whose versatility has enabled it to undergo various institutional conversions (Linda Rönnberg) or the combination of institutional reconversion, sedimentation and hybridization in the case of the French-speaking Belgian inspection body (Xavier Dumay & Christian Maroy).

Xavier Pons
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Xavier Pons, Sylvain Doussot

Xavier Pons, Valérie Lincot, Caroline Brottet-Aiello, Marianne Woollven, Hélène Buisson-Fenet, Olivier Rey
À quoi sert la comparaison internationale en éducation ?
What is the use of international comparisons in education ?
Entretiens Ferdinand Buisson
For years, it is noticed a growing attention for international comparisons, as opportunities for benchmarking of educational systems, for best or worst. What's the point of international comparisons in education ? How PISA and other international comparisons are understood and used ?


Sylvain Doussot, Xavier Pons

Sylvain Doussot, Xavier Pons
Revue française de pédagogie, n°207/2019-2020
La LPPR et la réforme de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche : analyses critiques
The LPPR and the reform of higher education and research in France: critical analyses
Reflecting opposition to the Multi-Year Research Programming (LPPR) law in France, the RFP brings together in this issue contributions from specialists in higher education and research from varied backgrounds; By setting up a dialogue between these different points of view, the journal sets out to make a critical contributition to debate.

Xavier Pons, Sylvain Doussot

Xavier Pons, Sylvain Doussot