What constitutes quality schooling? What are the implications for educational practice and administration? The text looks at these questions and examines international research evidence and reform initiatives with particular emphasis on North America, UK, Australasia and the Third World. It offers a synopsis of the Third World School Effects Research (SER). The authors claim that the challenges now facing educational leaders is to find a balance between SER and the other school movements and to ask more demanding questions of our educational systems.
About the Author
Charles Teddlie is Professor of Educational Research Methodology at Louisiana State University. He has served as an educational consultant on school effectiveness research and on educational research methodology in the USA, Britain and Europe. He has published widely.
David Reynolds is Professor of Education at the University of Newcastle, UK. He has researched and written in the field of school effectiveness and school improvement for twenty years. He has published widely and edits the journal School Effectiveness and School Improvement. In 2002 he was awarded a CBE for his work for the Numeracy Task Force.