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Organizing for School Change

Organizing for School Change

1st Edition

Karen Seashore Louis
February 04, 2019

Improving education is a key priority for governments around the world. While many suggestions on how best to achieve this are currently under debate, years of academic research have already revealed more about how to encourage change than is sometimes assumed. This volume brings together for the...

International Perspectives on Student Outcomes and Homework: Family-School-Community Partnerships

International Perspectives on Student Outcomes and Homework: Family-School-Community Partnerships

1st Edition

Rollande Deslandes
December 12, 2013

This synthesis of the latest knowledge on homework presents unique findings by researchers from various countries and diverse professional backgrounds.  It approaches the topic of homework from several perspectives, including its political and cultural contexts aspects of parental...

International Perspectives on Contexts, Communities and Evaluated Innovative Practices: Family-School-Community Partnerships

International Perspectives on Contexts, Communities and Evaluated Innovative Practices: Family-School-Community Partnerships

1st Edition

Rollande Deslandes
March 28, 2013

Research and practice in the vast field of school-family-community relations have evolved dramatically over the last thirty years. Schools throughout the world face enormous challenges due to demographic changes and societal problems, making partnerships among schools, families and community groups...

Profound Improvement: Building Capacity for a Learning Community

Profound Improvement: Building Capacity for a Learning Community

2nd Edition

Coral Mitchell, Larry Sackney
March 16, 2011

The book discusses the idea of the learning community as a vehicle for professional learning and school development. As the authors show, the learning community develops in response to building capacity in three domains: personal, interpersonal and organizational. In the personal domain, educators...

Failure-Free Education?: The Past, Present and Future of School Effectiveness and School Improvement

Failure-Free Education?: The Past, Present and Future of School Effectiveness and School Improvement

1st Edition

David Reynolds
March 04, 2011

David Reynolds is recognised internationally as one of the leaders of the school effectiveness and school improvement movement, and Failure Free Education? brings together for the first time many of his most influential and provocative pieces. Drawing on the author’s work from over three decades,...

Improving Schools and Educational Systems: International Perspectives

Improving Schools and Educational Systems: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Alma Harris, Janet Hageman Chrispeels
July 17, 2008

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....

Contexts of Learning Mathematics and Science: Lessons Learned from TIMSS

Contexts of Learning Mathematics and Science: Lessons Learned from TIMSS

1st Edition

Sarah J. Howie, Tjeerd Plomp
April 02, 2008

This book is the result of research from over fifteen countries, asking which background and environmental factors influence achievement in mathematics and science. This research is based on data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), which was conducted under...

The Dynamics of Educational Effectiveness: A Contribution to Policy, Practice and Theory in Contemporary Schools

The Dynamics of Educational Effectiveness: A Contribution to Policy, Practice and Theory in Contemporary Schools

1st Edition

Bert Creemers, Leonidas Kyriakides
September 10, 2007

This book brings together the current thinking and research of two major investigators in the field of educational effectiveness. After defining educational effectiveness, the authors analyse the various theories and strands of research within educational effectiveness, especially with respect to...

Inquiry, Data, and Understanding: A Search for Meaning in Educational Research

Inquiry, Data, and Understanding: A Search for Meaning in Educational Research

1st Edition

Lorin W. Anderson
July 17, 2007

Inquiry, Data, and Understanding is a reflective collection of papers in which Lorin Anderson offers his personal perspective on developments in educational research over thirty years. Following an introductory chapter, in which educational research is defined as disciplined inquiry, the remaining...

School Improvement Through Performance Feedback

School Improvement Through Performance Feedback

1st Edition

A.J. Visscher, R. Coe
February 01, 2007

Internationally there is an increasing trend to publish and feed back information to schools and teachers on their functioning. School improvement is often the central goal, though accountability and the promotion of parental/student school choice also play an important role.Practical initiatives...

Improving Schools and Educational Systems: International Perspectives

Improving Schools and Educational Systems: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Alma Harris, Janet Hageman Chrispeels
May 25, 2006

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....

Preparing School Leaders for the 21st Century

Preparing School Leaders for the 21st Century

1st Edition

Stephan Gerhard Huber
January 01, 2004

The quality and success of schools depend upon school leadership. Increasingly, in many countries worldwide, this belief has led to designing and implementing appropriate training and development programs for educational leaders. In an international comparative research project, current school...

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