ERIC Number: ED248617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Quest for Excellence: Making Public Schools More Effective.
Corcoran, Thomas B.; Hansen, Barbara J.
To provide a framework for the design and implementation of school improvement efforts, this booklet presents summaries of research on major factors influencing student achievement--school and classroom characteristics, educational expenditures, the quantity and quality of professional staff, and social environment--and conclusions based on that research. Sections also address the special problems of high schools and review research on the major obstructions to, and successful strategies for, implementing school improvements. (DCS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, High Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Literature Reviews, Organizational Effectiveness, Public Schools, School Effectiveness, Social Environment, Teacher Effectiveness, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey School Boards Association, Trenton.