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The role of secondary pupils as stakeholders in Dutch school network governance

Schmitz, K.T.E. (2018) The role of secondary pupils as stakeholders in Dutch school network governance.

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Abstract:The present Bachelor thesis is dedicated to the research question: ‘Which different roles do Dutch secondary school students in 2018 take on in the quality assurance of their schools?’ In the frame of this study, an analysis of policy papers of the School Board and the schools subject to it on their statements on pupil involvement in school quality assurance is complemented with analyses of interviews and surveys conducted in which some volunteer pupils and school employees communicated their perceptions of education quality assurance and pupil involvement. Besides, it is studied which tools are used to address pupils’ school satisfaction at the prevailing schools. The findings of this study shall contribute to the research on the state of pupil involvement in quality assurance at Dutch secondary schools and make public service providers aware of the potential of pupils as stakeholders in network governance. Moreover, some aspects are addressed one should have in mind when considering to involve pupil in decision-making processes at school.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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