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ERIC Number: ED240736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 125
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.