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The Routledge International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement
Research, policy, and practice

ISBN 9780415534437
Published September 1, 2015 by Routledge
572 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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


Chapter 1

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

Chapter 2

The Scientific Properties of School Effects

Pamela Sammons, Susila Davis and John Gray

Chapter 3

Effective School Processes

David Reynolds, Charles Teddlie, Chris Chapman

Chapter 4

The Scientific Properties of Teacher Effects/ Effective Teaching Processes

Daniel Muijs, David Reynolds and Leonidas Kyriakides

Chapter 5

School Improvement and System Reform

David Hopkins

Chapter 6

Theory Development in Educational Effectives Research

Bert Creemers, Leonidas Kyriakides and Y.C. Cheng

Chapter 7

Quantitative Methods

Daniel Muijs and Annie Brookman

Chapter 8

Qualitative Methods in Educational Improvement and Effectiveness

Mark Hadfield and Christopher Chapman

Chapter 9

EER in New, Emerging and Traditional Contexts

Sally Thomas, Leonidas Kyriakides and Tony Townsend

Chapter 10

Comparative Educational Research

David Reynolds, Brian Caldwell, Rosa Maria Cruz, Zhenzhen Miaou, Javier Murillo and Hamis Mugendawala

Chapter 11

Educational Effectiveness and Improvement Research and Educational Policy: The Rise of Performance Based Reforms

David Reynolds, Christopher Chapman and Anthony Kelly

Chapter 12

EER and System Reconstruction and Change

Sam Stringfield and Anthony Mackay

Chapter 13

Leadership Development and Issues of Effectiveness

Jim O’Brien and Christine Forde

Chapter 14

EEIP and Teachers and Teaching

Louise Stoll, Lorna Earl, Stephen Anderson and Kim Schildkamp

Chapter 15

The challenges of Globalisation and the New Policy Paradigms for EEIP

Anthony Kelly and Paul Clarke

Chapter 16

Critical and Alternative Perspectives on EEIP

Tony Townsend, John MacBeath and Ira Bogotch

Chapter 17

Conclusions: The future of EER and Some Suggestions and Speculations

David Reynolds, Christopher Chapman, Daniel Muijs, Pam Sammons and Charles Teddlie

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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.