The Road to Improvement: Reflections on School Effectiveness

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Taylor & Francis, 1998 - Education - 383 pages
This is a collection of 19 articles charting developments in school effectiveness research, both on the evaluative and reflective side, and the emergence from it of pro-active school improvement ideas and initiatives.
 

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Contents

The Beginning of the Story Schools Schooling and Research
1
The Study of Institutions
9
Schools as Institutions
23
Effective Schools for Secondary Students
35
Effective Schools for Primary Students
49
Effects of School Membership on Students Educational Outcomes
69
The Reception of Educational Research
97
The Positive Effects of Schooling
113
Differential Effectiveness
195
Current Impact and Future Potential of Effective Schools
235
The Relationship between School Effectiveness and School Improvement
257
The Burntwood School Case Study
269
The Drive Primary School Case Study
289
Can School Improvement Overcome the Effects of Disadvantage?
299
Criticisms of School Effectiveness
317
The End of the Story Policy Practice and New Directions
329

Technical Issues in School Effectiveness Research
137
Which Way at the Crossroads?
147
The Management of Effective Learning and Teaching
161
ValueAdded Measures and School Effectiveness
179

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