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Title: School-based self-evaluation : an introductory study in a Maltese Church School
Authors: Privitelli, Rose
Bezzina, Christopher
Keywords: Christian education -- Malta
Education -- Malta
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Citation: Privitelli, R., & Bezzina, C. (2007). School-based self-evaluation: an introductory study in a Maltese Church School. Journal of Maltese Education Research, 5(1), 22-43.
Abstract: Educational systems are constantly subjected to changes on many fronts. School self-evaluation has become recognized as a way of improving the quality of educational provision and simultaneously making schools responsible and accountable to various stakeholders. This paper seeks to present and analyse the implementation of a school self-evaluation process and its effect on the performance of a Maltese Church school. A case study approach supported by questionnaire surveys and a review of school documents were undertaken to establish whether school self-evaluation brought about the desired improvement and initiated a change process within the school. The main results show that whilst the students are performing well academically the school building and timetable constraints are affecting curriculum implementation and students’ potential to achieve more. Whilst there is a committed teaching staff, collaborative initiatives are still in theirinitial phase. Communication with parents needs to be improved and the area of differentiation and addressing the individual needs of students is also identified as an area needing immediate attention. Overall, this case study has gone a long way to show the educators at the school site the internal potential of a self-evaluation process as it helps them to appreciate their own strengths and weaknesses and providing feedback from varied stakeholders about how they perceive things and what can be done to bring about improvements.
ISSN: 17269725
Appears in Collections:JMER, Volume 5, Issue 1
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