Children are educated within many different contexts - in their families, schools, communities and nations. Historically, book series have often looked at only one of these influences and have seen development in isolation from the others.
The purposes of the Contexts of Learning book series is to promote understanding of, and high quality interventions within, all these contexts that affect children. The series exhibits a broad range of topics, ranging from conventional studies of schools as learning environments to contemporary issues in mathematics education, and reflects the variety of perspectives that exist about these influences on children.
The series also includes a variety of genres - it contains multi-authored books, some single author volumes and some edited volumes in which researchers put together material which reflects their intellectual trajectory through their careers.
Although there is variation in the themes addressed and the particular genre, all volumes are encouraged to have an inclusive, international reach in their concerns and their source material.
Organizing for School Change
The Road to Improvement
School Improvement Through Performance Feedback
Managing Schools Towards High Performance
International Perspectives on Contexts, Communities and Evaluated Innovative Practices Family-School-Community Partnerships
Failure-Free Education? The Past, Present and Future of School Effectiveness and School Improvement
The Dynamics of Educational Effectiveness A Contribution to Policy, Practice and Theory in Contemporary Schools
By Karen Seashore Louis
February 04, 2019
Improving education is a key priority for governments around the world. While many suggestions on how best to achieve this are currently under debate, years of academic research have already revealed more about how to encourage change than is sometimes assumed. This volume brings together for the ...
By Alma Harris, Janet Hageman Chrispeels
September 19, 2008
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....
By Rollande Deslandes
December 11, 2013
This synthesis of the latest knowledge on homework presents unique findings by researchers from various countries and diverse professional backgrounds. It approaches the topic of homework from several perspectives, including its political and cultural contexts aspects of parental ...
By A.J. Visscher, R. Coe
February 01, 2007
Internationally there is an increasing trend to publish and feed back information to schools and teachers on their functioning. School improvement is often the central goal, though accountability and the promotion of parental/student school choice also play an important role.Practical initiatives ...
By A.J. Visscher
January 01, 2001
This text aims to connect school organization theory with the school effectiveness knowledge base. Each chapter presents a comprehensive overview of the knowledge base on the central theme and addresses the question of what is known about the subject as a school effectiveness-enhancing condition....
By Rollande Deslandes
March 28, 2013
Research and practice in the vast field of school-family-community relations have evolved dramatically over the last thirty years. Schools throughout the world face enormous challenges due to demographic changes and societal problems, making partnerships among schools, families and community groups...
By Coral Mitchell, Larry Sackney
April 20, 2011
The book discusses the idea of the learning community as a vehicle for professional learning and school development. As the authors show, the learning community develops in response to building capacity in three domains: personal, interpersonal and organizational. In the personal domain, educators ...
By David Reynolds
March 03, 2011
David Reynolds is recognised internationally as one of the leaders of the school effectiveness and school improvement movement, and Failure Free Education? brings together for the first time many of his most influential and provocative pieces. Drawing on the author’s work from over three decades, ...
By Sarah J. Howie, Tjeerd Plomp
May 23, 2008
This book is the result of research from over fifteen countries, asking which background and environmental factors influence achievement in mathematics and science. This research is based on data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), which was conducted under...
By Bert P.M. Creemers, Leonidas Kyriakides
October 30, 2007
This book brings together the current thinking and research of two major investigators in the field of educational effectiveness. After defining educational effectiveness, the authors analyse the various theories and strands of research within educational effectiveness, especially with respect to ...
By Lorin W. Anderson
July 17, 2007
Inquiry, Data, and Understanding is a reflective collection of papers in which Lorin Anderson offers his personal perspective on developments in educational research over thirty years. Following an introductory chapter, in which educational research is defined as disciplined inquiry, the remaining ...