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From Secret Garden to Reign of Terror? the Regulation of State Schools in England

Christopher Hood, Colin Scott, Oliver James, George Jones and Tony Travers

in Regulation Inside Government

Published in print May 1999 | ISBN: 9780198280996
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599491 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198280998.003.0007
 From Secret Garden to Reign of Terror? the Regulation of State Schools in England

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Explores the complex institutional jungle of regulators involved in regulating state schools in England. In this sector, in contrast with the prisons sector, regulators were able to link their monitoring to sanctions as drastic as closing schools down. The study found no clear evidence of the benefits of the enhanced regulatory regime in terms of examination performance (the main performance indicator set by government for schools).

Keywords: education; examinations; monitoring; performance indicator; regulation; sanctions; schools

Chapter.  8171 words. 

Subjects: UK Politics

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