9780415479318

Improving Schools and Educational Systems: International Perspectives

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415479318

  • ISBN10:

    0415479312

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2008-09-19
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Combining the most effective school improvement projects from around the world within one comprehensive text, this book presents an overview of detailed analyses of a wide variety of international initiatives that have given achievable results.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Setting the Context Introduction 1. A Brief History of School Improvement Research in the USA Part 2: School Improvement: Phases 2 and 3 2. Success For All 3. The High Reliability Schools Project: Some Preliminary Results and Analyses 4. sing the power of difference in school improvement projects 5.Effective School Improvement:: Similarities and Differences in Improvement in Eight European Countries Part 3: School Improvement: Phase 4 6. Changing Secondary Schools Is Hard: Lessons from 10 years of School Improvement 7. Building Instructional Quality: 'Inside-Out' and 'Outside-In' Perspectives on San Diego's School Reform 8. Standards-Based Reform and Small Schools of Choice: How Reform Theories Converge in Three Urban Middle Schools 9. Education District Development in South Africa: A New Direction for School Improvement? 10. The Challenge of Systemic Change in Complex Educational Systems: A District Model to Scale Up Reform 11. The Creation of Knowledge Networks: Collaborative Enquiry for School and System Improvement Part 4: Towards the 5 th Phase School Improvement: Future Directions for the Field Conclusion.

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