n Educare - Whole-school self-evaluation as a means to school improvement
|Article Title||Whole-school self-evaluation as a means to school improvement|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Author||E.J. Van Niekerk|
|Publication Date||Jan 2003|
|Pages||160 - 185|
The notion of whole-school self-evaluation was introduced into the South African education system by The national policy on whole-school evaluation (2001). Whole-school self-evaluation has since become an integral part of the official evaluation system. However, for schools to benefit maximally from self-evaluation, they should empower themselves to do independent school-based self-evaluation with a view to school improvement. In order to assist schools in this a clarification of concepts associated with self-evaluation is presented, the purpose of self-evaluation and its relation to the idea of school improvement are explored, the strategies, criteria and areas of self-evaluation are discussed and some attention is given to the crucial role of the School Management Team in whole-school self-evaluation.
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