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Improving schools and educational systems : international perspectives

Author: Alma Harris; Janet Chrispeels
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Contexts of learning.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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. This book draws together the most effective school improvement projects from around the world in one comprehensive  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alma Harris; Janet Chrispeels
ISBN: 0415362229 9780415362221
OCLC Number: 71742995
Description: xvii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Setting the context --
Introduction / Alma Harris and Janet Chrispeels --
A brief history of school improvement research in the USA / Charles B. Teddlie and Samuel Stringfield --
School improvement : phases 2 and 3 --
Success for all / Robert Slavin and Nancy A. Madden --
The high reliability schools project : some preliminary results and analyses / David Reynolds, Samuel Stringfield, and Eugene C Schaffer --
Using the power of difference in school improvement projects / Paul Clarke, Mel Ainscow and Mel West --
Effective school improvement : similarities and differences in improvement in eight European countries / Louise Stoll, Bert P.M. Creemers, and Gerry Reezigt --
School improvement : phase 4 --
Changing secondary schools is hard : lessons from 10 years of school improvement / Lorna Earl, Nancy Torrance, and Stephanie Sutherland --
Building instructional quality : inside-out and outside-in perspectives on San Diego's school reform / Linda Darling-Hammond [and others] --
Standards-based reform and small schools of choice : how reform theories converge in three urban middle schools / Chrysan Gallucci [and others] --
Education district development in South Africa : a new direction for school improvement? / Brahm Fleisch --
The challenge of systemic change in complex educational systems : a district model to scale up reform / Janet Chrispeels and Margerita Gonzales --
The creation of knowledge networks : collaborative enquiry for school and system improvement / David Jackson --
Towards the 5th phase school improvement : future directions for the field / Janet Chrispeels and Alma Harris.
Series Title: Contexts of learning.
Responsibility: edited by Alma Harris & Janet Chrispeels.
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Featuring effective school improvement projects from around the world, this book presents an overview of detailed analyses of a variety of international initiatives that have given achievable results.

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