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An integrated professionalism in further education: a time for phronesis? (2012)
Journal Article
Plowright, D., & Barr, G. (2012). An integrated professionalism in further education: a time for phronesis?. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 36(1), (1-16). doi:10.1080/0309877X.2011.590584. ISSN 0309-877X

The aim of this article is to examine the role taken by the Institute for Learning (IfL) in England to promote the nature of professionalism in the lifelong learning sector. It raises the possibility that the decisions taken by the IfL, since its inc... Read More

Using self-evaluation for inspection: How well prepared are primary school headteachers? (2008)
Journal Article
Plowright, D. (2008). Using self-evaluation for inspection: How well prepared are primary school headteachers?. School Leadership and Management, 28(2), (101-126). doi:10.1080/13632430801969799. ISSN 1363-2434

This article explores the extent to which primary school headteachers are prepared for the increasing contribution that self-evaluation is now expected to make to raising standards. Data were collected from headteachers in one local authority in Engl... Read More

School self-evaluation : can headteachers meet the new challenge? (2008)
Journal Article
Plowright, D., & Godfrey, R. (2008). School self-evaluation : can headteachers meet the new challenge?. International studies in educational administration, 36(3), (35-58). ISSN 1324-1702

School self-evaluation is now being used in many international contexts in order to contribute to raising standards of pupil achievement. This paper narrows the focus down to secondary school leaders in England and how well they use the new Ofsted on... Read More