Making Good Schools: Linking School Effectiveness and Improvement [NOOK Book]

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The disciplines of school effectiveness research and school improvement practice and research have been apart for too long. This book is the first major attempt by leading writers and practitioners in these fields to bring the areas together in a coherent way. Existing knowledge about the characteristics of 'good' schools is outlined, together with the knowledge base about how to 'make schools good schools'. The book also makes an entirely original contribution to re-thinking practice in school improvement that ...
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Making Good Schools: Linking School Effectiveness and Improvement

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Overview

The disciplines of school effectiveness research and school improvement practice and research have been apart for too long. This book is the first major attempt by leading writers and practitioners in these fields to bring the areas together in a coherent way. Existing knowledge about the characteristics of 'good' schools is outlined, together with the knowledge base about how to 'make schools good schools'. The book also makes an entirely original contribution to re-thinking practice in school improvement that can revolutionise our thinking in the late 1990s and which can be of use to academics, policy-makers and practitioners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134792290
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/21/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 168
  • File size: 615 KB

Meet the Author

In 2002 David Hopkins was appointed Head of the Government's Standards and Effectiveness Unit at the DfES, taking over from Michael Barber. In the same year, David Reynolds was awarded a CBE for his work for the Numeracy Task Force.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Foreword
Preface
1 School effectiveness and school improvement: the intellectual and policy context 1
2 The goals of school effectiveness and school improvement 21
3 The school effectiveness knowledge base 36
4 The school improvement knowledge base 59
5 Merging school effectiveness and school improvement: the knowledge bases 94
6 Merging school effectiveness and school improvement: practical examples 113
Index 148
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