Improving Schools and Educational Systems: International Perspectives

Improving Schools and Educational Systems: International Perspectives

by Alma Harris
     
 

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School improvement has become a dominant feature of educational reform in many countries. The pressure upon schools to improve performance has resulted in a wide-range of improvement programmes and initiatives which can provide both inspiration and advice to everyone involved in school improvement.

This book draws together the most effective school improvement

Overview

School improvement has become a dominant feature of educational reform in many countries. The pressure upon schools to improve performance has resulted in a wide-range of improvement programmes and initiatives which can provide both inspiration and advice to everyone involved in school improvement.

This book draws together the most effective school improvement projects from around the world in one comprehensive text, including detailed comparative analysis of a wide variety of initiatives. Drawing on examples from the UK, the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia this book gives both an international snapshot and a coherent synthesis of initiatives that have given achievable results.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'This book takes the reader on a journey of school improvement by way of different practices and with a good sense of progression and direction.' - Learning and Teaching Update

'This collection of case studies enhances the readers' knowledge and understanding of the processes and impact of school improvement.' - British Journal of Educational Technology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415479318
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/19/2008
Series:
Contexts of Learning Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Alma Harris is Pro-Director (Leadership) at the Institute of Education, London and Professor of Educational Leadership at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education, London.

Janet Chrispeels is Director of the Centre of Educational Leadership at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California Santa Barbara, USA.

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