The future of educational effectiveness and improvement research, and some suggestions and speculations

Authored by: David Reynolds , Christopher Chapman , Paul Clarke , Daniel Muijs , Pam Sammons , Charles Teddlie

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


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We have now finished the intellectual journey involved in outlining the historical development of our field, in describing its findings and in assessing useful ways in which it could be developed in future. Our aim has been, in all chapters, to provide a place where new entrants to the field of educational effectiveness and improvement research (EEIR), and indeed other fields, can experience a rapid ‘catch-up’ that obviates the need to reinvent the wheel, to outline the ‘knowns’ of knowledge, and to outline the ‘known unknowns’ that need work to develop understanding. The purpose is to generate a ‘taken for granted’ between persons in EER that makes the normal science of generating, testing, and applying ideas about schools and students possible.

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