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Perspectives on school effectiveness and school improvement / ed. Michael Barber, John White

Secondary Author Barber, Michael
White, John, 1934-
Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Institute of education, 1997 Description [6], 210 p. ; 21 cm Series Bedford way papers) ISBN 0-85473-501-1 CDU 37.013
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This collection of papers presents the debate between supporters and critics of the school effectiveness movement. School effectiveness research explores the different contributions schools make to pupils' learning and the factors that make some schools more successful than others. Politically influential, helping to shape the education policies of the two main parties, it has also been used at a practical level to generate programmes and policies for school improvement. Members of the Institute of Education's School Effectiveness and Improvement Centre (ISEIC), which leads the field in research in this area, contribute papers to this volume that both describe the research and reply to criticisms of it, while other contributors from both within and outside the Institute provide philosophical, sociological and cross-cultural critiques, which are challenged in an Endpiece by Peter Mortimore and Pam Sammons.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • 1 School effectiveness and school improvement
  • 2 The rise of the school effectiveness movement
  • 3 Philosophical perspectives on school effectiveness and school improvement
  • 4 Accountability, controversy and school effectiveness and school improvement
  • 5 Key characteristics of effective schools: a review of school effectiveness research
  • 6 Peddling feel-good fictions
  • 7 Key characteristics of effective schools: a response to 'Peddling feel-good fictions'
  • 8 Beyond school effectiveness and school improvement: lighting the slow fuse of possibility
  • 9 The missing hermeneutical dimension in mathematical modelling of school effectiveness
  • 10 Endpiece: a welcome and a riposte to critics

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