1st Edition

School Effectiveness Fracturing the Discourse

By Louise Morley, Naz Rassool Copyright 1999
    164 Pages
    by Routledge

    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    How have the school effectiveness and school improvement movements arrived where they are today? Over the past three decades there has been a great deal of development, from the 1960s when debates arose regarding equality of opportunity, to the 1980s when market concepts came into play. This book contrasts current thinking on educational standards with prevailing thought from prior decades, and tackles difficult questions of quality and educational outcomes. Anyone wishing to improve their understanding of school effectiveness will find this book interesting and highly informative.

    Chapter 1 Introduction: Shaping the Debate; Chapter 2 Manufacturing the Crisis: The Social Construction of Quality and Standards in Contemporary Education; Chapter 3 Towards the Japanization of Education in England and Wales; Chapter 4 Managing School Effectiveness: New Managerialism, Change and the Reconfiguration of Power; Chapter 5 Systems Maintenance: The New School Improvement Paradigm; Chapter 6 The Irrationality of School Effectiveness in Developing Countries; Chapter 7 Equity and Effectiveness: the Dissonance of Difference; Chapter 8 Conclusion: Redefining Change;


    Louise Morley, Naz Rassool

    '... the authors tell a riveting and, at times, appalling tale.' - The Times Educational Supplement