'Teacher Professionalism Quality Assurance and Evaluation.' University of Edinburgh, Workshop 5, GTC Scotland National Education Conference, 28 May 2009.
Over the past two decades Scottish education has increasingly been subject to systems of QAE, with particular emphasis on self evaluation and inspection using Quality Indicators. This workshop explores the terms by which teachers define "quality" in education, and the impact of QAE on teachers' works and their professional autonomy.
It discusses the findings of a recent survey of teachers in England and Scotland, and compares the nature of QAE systems in the two systems, with some reference to comparative data from the Nordic countries. The study is part of a research project Fabricating Quality in European Education funded by the ESRC and European Science Foundation.