School Effectiveness and Improvement

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The story that will be told in this chapter is one of academic research being annexed by successive governments, with varying degrees of success. A newcomer to this aspect of the history of education in the 20th and 21st Centuries may be struck by the circularity of the initiatives as well as the more familiar image of increasing centralization together with increasing micro-management by the central government organisations. In the following sections you will find an account of research undertaken on school effectiveness and improvement over time and gain an overview of both the policies and interventions of successive governments and the initiatives taken by schools to further school improvement. Some policies have had far-reaching consequences for the ways schools are organized and managed, whilst others have focused on improving teacher effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBecoming A Teacher
Subtitle of host publicationIssues in Secondary Education
EditorsJustin Dillon, Meg Maguire
Place of PublicationMaidenhead
PublisherOpen University Press / McGraw Hill
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)978-0-33-524237-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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