In the past month, CAERe members have been active at conferences around the UK and Europe. This post is the second in a series that details recent conference presentations and publications.
A documentary analysis of evaluation standards of Compulsory Education Quality in China
CAERe at European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark
by Hong Zheng
With the support of Alumni Foundation, I attended the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark from 21st to 25th August. On the 22nd August I did a presentation titled by “Documentary Analysis of Evaluation Standards of Compulsory Education Quality in China”. During my presentation session, I received much useful feedback from other presenters from Ireland and England. They shared the status of the educational evaluation standards systems in their countries and discussed differences and similarities by comparing the educational evaluation systems between Ireland and China.
After the presentation session, I encountered two educators from England during the networking break, and learned that school inspection has had unintended impacts on teachers and education quality of secondary schools in England, which was similar to what arose from my data in relation to the negative impact of school inspection system in China. Finally, we agreed that it would be better to combine the advantages of the Irish system with that of the Chinese system to improve the current school inspection system, which was very interesting and inspiring. Also, I had built up good connections with two colleagues from England and Germany, who shared the same interests and provided insightful suggestions on my research. We would keep in touch in the future.