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 the comprehensive model developed by Creemers.
Written by one of the worlds leading experts in the field, this book will both elucidate our current understanding of educational effectiveness and carry the discipline forward by proposing profound changes to accepted views.
Part 1: The Background to Educational Effectiveness Research 1. Towards the Development of the Theoretical Framework of Educational Effectiveness Research 2. Essential Characteristics of Educational Effectiveness Research 3. The Comprehensive Model of Educational Effectiveness 4. Empirical Testing of the Comprehensive Model of Educational Effectiveness: Review of Research Part 2: A Dynamic Model of Educational Effectiveness 5. The Essential Features of The Dynamic Model 6. The Dynamic Model: Factors Operating at Student and Classroom Level 7. The Dynamic Model: Factors Operating at School and Context Level Part 3: Empirical Support for the Dynamic Model of Educational Effectiveness 8. Testing the Dynamic Model: A Study Investigating the Impact of Classroom-Level Factors on Student Achievement Gains 9. Testing The Dynamic Model: A Synthesis of Studies Investigating the Impact of School Factors on Student Achievement Part 4: Implications for Research, Policy and Practice 10. Implications for Research and Evaluation 11. Implications for Policy 12. Implications for the Improvement of Educational Practice