Quality and Standards in Human Services in Ireland: The School System
Published: Oct 12 Report No: 129
In its report on Quality and Standards in Human Services in Ireland: The School System, NESC finds that even though there have been considerable developments on both the legislative and institutional front over the past decade, with strides being taken in areas of school evaluation, curriculum development, student welfare, and teacher accreditation and development, there still remains some way to go in building a system of quality and continuous improvement in schools.
The report proposes two critical areas for attention and development: (1) the need for a greater culture of reflective practice within schools based upon objective evidence rather than subjective impressions; and (2) the need for a national data and standards framework which provides a sound basis for judgement about quality and improvement.
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