The International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement draws together leading academics and researchers in the field to reflect on the history, traditions and the most recent developments in this dynamic and influential field. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of:
- the foundations of the field
- the evolution of educational effectiveness theory and methodology
- the links with other research disciplines
- the links between policy and practice.
In conclusion, the handbook sets out a new agenda for future educational effectiveness research.
This handbook is an essential resource for those interested in the effectiveness of educational systems, organisations and classrooms. It offers academics, researchers, students and policy-makers new insights into the latest thinking and evidence about educational effectiveness.
Table of Contents
Educational Effectiveness and Improvement: Research and Practice (EEI): The Emergence of The Discipline
Christopher Chapman, David Reynolds, Daniel Muijs, Pam Sammons, Charles Teddlie and Paul Clarke
The Scientific Properties of School Effects
Pamela Sammons, Susila Davis and John Gray
Effective School Processes
David Reynolds, Charles Teddlie, Chris Chapman
The Scientific Properties of Teacher Effects/ Effective Teaching Processes
Daniel Muijs, David Reynolds and Leonidas Kyriakides
School Improvement and System Reform
Theory Development in Educational Effectives Research
Bert Creemers, Leonidas Kyriakides and Y.C. Cheng
Daniel Muijs and Annie Brookman
Qualitative Methods in Educational Improvement and Effectiveness
Mark Hadfield and Christopher Chapman
EER in New, Emerging and Traditional Contexts
Sally Thomas, Leonidas Kyriakides and Tony Townsend
Comparative Educational Research
David Reynolds, Brian Caldwell, Rosa Maria Cruz, Zhenzhen Miaou, Javier Murillo and Hamis Mugendawala
Educational Effectiveness and Improvement Research and Educational Policy: The Rise of Performance Based Reforms
David Reynolds, Christopher Chapman and Anthony Kelly
EER and System Reconstruction and Change
Sam Stringfield and Anthony Mackay
Leadership Development and Issues of Effectiveness
Jim O’Brien and Christine Forde
EEIP and Teachers and Teaching
Louise Stoll, Lorna Earl, Stephen Anderson and Kim Schildkamp
The challenges of Globalisation and the New Policy Paradigms for EEIP
Anthony Kelly and Paul Clarke
Critical and Alternative Perspectives on EEIP
Tony Townsend, John MacBeath and Ira Bogotch
Conclusions: The future of EER and Some Suggestions and Speculations
David Reynolds, Christopher Chapman, Daniel Muijs, Pam Sammons and Charles Teddlie
Christopher Chapman is Director of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change and Professor of Educational Policy and Practice at the University of Glasgow, UK.
Daniel Muijs is Professor of Education at the University of Southampton, UK.
David Reynolds is Professor of Educational Effectiveness at the University of Southampton, UK.
Pam Sammons is Professorial Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, UK.
Charles Teddlie is the Jo Ellen Levy Yates Professor of Education, Emeritus, at Louisiana State University, USA.