Critical and alternative perspectives on educational effectiveness and improvement research

Authored by: Tony Townsend , John MacBeath , Ira Bogotch

The Routledge International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415534437
eBook ISBN: 9781315679488
Adobe ISBN: 9781317394327

10.4324/9781315679488.ch16

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Abstract

Educational effectiveness research (EER), especially over the past twenty years, has investigated the relationship between student outcomes and the key characteristics of schools that make a difference. It has been international in scope, with a central focus on achievement of students from a wide range of social backgrounds. The field has not been without its critics, their issues concerned primarily with what are seen as the narrow compass of its focus, the methodologies that have been employed, and its applications in different national and cultural contexts.

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