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Reviews development, implementation and practice of the disciplines of school effectiveness and school improvement
Case studies reveal current best practices at work
Concentrates on current practices in critical areas
Contributors are experts from North and South America, Australia and the Pacific, Asia and the Middle East, Africa and Europe
This book discusses a series of issues currently at the forefront of educational debate internationally, using works of distinguished authors from many regions of the world. The focus of the book is a review of the development, implementation and practice of the disciplines of school effectiveness and school improvement. The seven areas discussed are:
-History of the school effectiveness and improvement movement over the past 25 years
-Changes in Accountability and Standards emerging from school effectiveness and improvement research
-Leadership and school effectiveness and improvement
-Changes in teacher education and curriculum development based on school effectiveness and improvement research
-Diverse populations and their impact on school effectiveness and improvement
-Funding education and its impact on school effectiveness and improvement
-Best practice case studies of school effectiveness and improvement
The chapters are written by authors actively involved in school effectiveness and school improvement research from six different regions of the world, North America, South America, Australia
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Diversity - Europe - Standards - education - funding - quality - research technique - school - school effectiveness, school improvement, educational resear
Volume 1. Preface. Section 1: A Review of the Progress. 1:20 years of ICSEI: The Impact of School Effectiveness and School Improvement on School Reform; T. Townsend. 2: Four Decades of Body-Surfing the Breakers of School Reform: Just Waving, Not Drowning; H. Beare. 3: Generic and Differentiated models of Educational Effectiveness: Implications for the Improvement of Educational Practice; L. Kyriakides. 4: Improving school effectiveness: Retrospective and Prospective; J. MacBeath. 5: School Effectiveness research in Latin America; J. Murillo. 6: 'Effective for What; Effective for Whom?' Two Questions SESI Should Not Ignore I. Bogotch et al. 7: Pursuing the Contextualisation Agenda: Recent progress and future prospects; M.Thrupp et al. Section 2: A World Showcase: School Effectiveness and Improvement from All Corners. The Americas. 8: A quarter century of school effectiveness and improvement research in the United States; C. Teddlie and S. Stringfield. 9: History of the school effectiveness and improvement movement in Canada over the past 25 years; L. Sackney. 10: School Improvement in Latin America: Innovations over 25 years (1980-2006); B. Avalos. Europe. 11: Growing together: School Effectiveness and School Improvement in the UK, L. Stoll and P. Sammons. 12: Educational Effectiveness and Improvement: The development of the field in mainland Europe; B.P.M. Creemers. Asia and the Pacific. 13: School Effectiveness and Improvement in Asia: Three Waves, Nine Trends and Challenges Yin Cheong Cheng and Wai-ming Tam. 14: School effectiveness and improvement in Taiwan; Hui-Ling Wendy Pan. 15: School effectiveness and improvement in Mainland China; Daming Feng. 16: The Maturing of a Movement: Tracking Research, Policy and Practice in Australia; B. Caldwell. 17: Schooling Reform: Reflections on the New Zealand Experience; H. Fancy. Africa and The Middle East. 18: History of the school effectiveness and improvement movementin Africa; B. Fleisch. 19: School Autonomy for School Effectiveness and Improvement: The Case of Israel; A. Volansky. 20: Recent Initiatives in School Effectiveness and Improvement: The Case of Turkey; I. Guven. 21: Recent Initiatives in School Effectiveness and Improvement: The Case of the Islamic Republic of Iran; Azam Azimi. Section 3: Resources, School Effectiveness and Improvement. 22: The relationship between student attainment and school resources, R. Levacic. 23: Accountability, funding and school improvement in Canada; C. Ungerleider and B. Levin. 24: Cost and financing of education and its impact on coverage and quality of services and efficiency and equity in Sub-Saharan African Countries; A. Mingat. 25: Resources and School Effectiveness and Improvement; J. Spinks. Volume 2. Section 4: Accountability and Diversity, School Effectiveness and Improvement. 26: School effectiveness, school improvement and the accountability and standards agenda - a European Survey; D. Reynolds. 27: Evolution of school performance research in the USA: From school effectiveness to school accountability and back; S. Kochan. 28: Education decentralisation and accountability relationships in Latin American and the Caribbean Region; E. di Gropello. 29: Equity, Efficiency and the Development of South African Schools; N. Taylor. 30: Policy Perspective on School Effectiveness and Improvement at the State Level: The Case of South Australia; S. Marshall. 31: Diverse populations and school effectiveness and improvement in the USA; S. Lasky et al. Section 5: Changing Schools Through Strategic Leadership. 32: School Leadership, School Effectiveness and School Improvement: Democratic and Integrative Leadership; L. Moos and S. Huber. 33: Leadership and School Reform Factors; R.J. Marzano. 34: The Emotional Side of School Improvement: A Leadership Perspective; K. Leithwood. 35: Leadership and School Effectiveness and Improvement; H. Silins and B. Mulford. 36: Leadership Development for School