1st Edition

The Dynamics of Educational Effectiveness
A Contribution to Policy, Practice and Theory in Contemporary Schools

ISBN 9780415399531
Published October 30, 2007 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Bert P.M. Creemers is Professor in Educational Sciences at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He is the founding editor of the journals School Effectiveness and School Improvement and Educational Research and Evaluation.

Leonidas Kyriakides is Assistant Professor of Educational Research and Evaluation at the University of Cyprus. He is a member of the editorial board and book review editor of School Effectiveness and School Improvement.