This book reviews of the development, implementation and practice of the disciplines of school effectiveness and school improvement. Seven main topics are addressed: History of the school effectiveness movement over the last 25 years; Changes in accountability and standards; Leadership in school effectiveness; Changes in teacher education; Impact of Diverse Populations; Education Funding and its Impact; and Best Practice Case Studies. The contributors are active in school effectiveness research worldwide.
This handbook provides a comprehensive, international review of school effectiveness and school improvement research. It documents the progress of the field over the past quarter century and clearly identifies the improvements in research techniques and the ability to consider context as a major feature. It also provides both theoretical constructs and practical applications and case studies that are transnational as well as local. The book details the thoughts of not only the proponents of school effectiveness research, but those that have been critical of it.
The handbook contains chapters from most of the key contributors to this research from the USA, the UK, Hong Kong and Europe. It also includes a number of chapters that document the progress of the field in regions of the world that are less known, including the Asian-Pacific region, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.