The Following books, monographs, papers and conference proceedings are reccomended to assist members of the school community with their understanding of School Self Evaluation in Ireland and elsewhere (a preview of which is available in the table below). 


Furthermore, from September 2013 to September 2014, all registered teachers have free access to the EBSCO Education Source package on a pilot basis. EBSCO is a collection of over 1,700 journals, a selection of eBooks, and additional research resources in the field of education. This project is a response from the Teaching Council to a call from teachers for easier access to research and critical engagement with research. 


To access the collection: Please click here to redirect to the Registered Teacher Login page.









Department of Education and Skills (2013) 

Chief Inspectors Report (2010-2012).Dublin: Stationary Office

Organisation for Economic Cooperative Development (2013)

OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes

Synthesis Report: What have we learned?


Ainsworth, P. (2010) Developing a Self-evaluating school, London: Continuum.
Brown, M. (2013) Deconstructing Evaluation in Education: The Case of Ireland. Northern Ireland Assembly.
Cox, J. and Cox, K. (2008) Your Opinion, Please!: How to Build the Best Questionnaires in the Field of Education. California: Thousand Oakes.
Graham, F. (2013) Better Assessment And Evaluation to Improve Teaching and Learning.
Kumart, R. (2014) Research Methodology: A Step by Step Guide for Beginners.
McNamara, G. O’Hara, J. and Brown, M. (2013) Nijesh Solk Mwil Start Gyamyath ( Save us from the time of trial) : From Austerity to Prosperity and Back Again.

McNamara, G. and O’Hara, J. (2008) Trusting schools and teachers: developing educational professionalism through self-evaluation. New York: Peter Lang. 

Sahlberg, P. (2011) Finnish lessons. Teachers College Press.