Professional Development

Understanding Peer Review

Susan Cousin describes a book which examines the practice of school peer review across the globe and its improvement contribution

Book Review: Godfrey, D. (Editor) (2020) School peer review for educational improvement and accountability: Theory, practice and policy implications. – Springer

Ambitious international mix

The field of school peer review is, as the book claims, both under-researched and growing in importance. This is a much-needed and original contribution to the field, capturing emerging practice and offering an evaluative framework. It contains an interesting mix of empirical case studies from six countries, as well as an attempt to conceptualise the concept of ‘peer review’ in order to allow comparison of the different manifestations.

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