ERIC Number: ED240736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Schools: A Summary of Research. ERS Research Brief.
Block, Alan W.
This review summarizes and analyzes the body of research on the characteristics of effective schools in addition to early input-output research, which implied that the determinants of student achievement lay chiefly outside the control of the schools. Chapter 1 discusses patterns in the results of input-output studies, including research investigating the relationship between specific school resources and student performance. Chapter 2 answers the question "Do Schools Matter?" with a presentation of research demonstrating that what occurs in the school significantly affects student achievement. Chapter 3 provides the findings of effective schools research, describing in detail the characteristics of effective schools. Listed in chapter 4 are major criticisms of effective schools research, chapter 5 summarizes the key points of the preceding chapters, and a substantial appendix offers synopses of the studies reviewed. (MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Community Support, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Input Output Analysis, Leadership, Literature Reviews, Principals, Resource Allocation, School Effectiveness, Student Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Time Factors (Learning)
Publications, Educational Research Service, Inc., 1800 North Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 217-00034; $30.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.