ERIC Number: ED264212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
School Effects. Occasional Paper No. 77.
Good, Thomas L.; Brophy, Jere E.
This paper reviews the literature on school effects and school improvement. The literature reveals that some schools are much more effective than others at optimizing achievement and other student outcomes, and that schools judged successful by these criteria tend to have in common certain leadership, goal commitment, and school atmosphere factors that can form a basis for school improvement efforts, at least in urban schools. However, the available data base is very limited, suggesting the need for more extensive data on more aspects of schooling collected on a greater variety of schools, and the need for caution to avoid developing overly rigid or generalized prescriptions from the data that do exist. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
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