Head teachers’ perceptions of secondary school rankings: their nature, media coverage, and impact on schools and the educational arena

dc.contributor.authorNata, Gil
dc.contributor.authorNeves, Tiago
dc.contributor.authorPereira, Maria João
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-30T10:27:48Z
dc.date.available2015-04-30T10:27:48Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description.abstractThis article begins by noting the significant role played by school rankings in the progressive transformation of the educational arena into a quasi-market. To better understand how schools deal with this situation, we interviewed head teachers of secondary schools. To increase sample diversity, we conducted interviews in public and private schools located in opposite extremes of the Portuguese schools ranking. The data show that, while agreeing that rankings provide a simplistic account of school work, head teachers of all schools find themselves engaged in an inescapable competition spiked by the pressure generated by media coverage. This impacts schools in several ways, including manipulation of the school’s position in the rankings, parental demand and staff frustration. Finally, rankings and the associated competition reinforce the divide between public and private schools.pt
dc.identifier.citationNeves, T., Pereira, M. J., Nata, G. (2014). Head teachers’ perceptions of secondary school rankings: their nature, media coverage, and impact on schools and the educational arena. Education as Change , 18(2), 211-225. DOI: 10.1080/16823206.2014.926829.pt
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/1137
dc.language.isoengpt
dc.peerreviewedyespt
dc.publisherEducation as Changept
dc.rightsrestricted accesspt
dc.subjectpublic and private schoolingpt
dc.subjectrankingspt
dc.subjecthead teacherspt
dc.subjectsocial justicept
dc.subjectgrade inflationpt
dc.subjecteducational marketpt
dc.titleHead teachers’ perceptions of secondary school rankings: their nature, media coverage, and impact on schools and the educational arenapt
dc.typejournal articlept
degois.publication.firstPage211pt
degois.publication.lastPage225pt
degois.publication.volume18(2)pt
dspace.entity.typePublicationen

Ficheiros

Principais
A mostrar 1 - 1 de 1
A carregar...
Miniatura
Nome:
education as change - artigo publicado.pdf
Tamanho:
206.96 KB
Formato:
Adobe Portable Document Format