ERIC Number: ED359657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Linking School Effectiveness Knowledge and School Improvement Practice.
This paper outlines the reasons for the overall lack of synchronization between school-effectiveness knowledge and school-improvement practice at the international level. It surveys the two communities, attempts to understand the origins and distinctiveness of the two paradigms, and outlines what each community could gain from an appreciation of the other's knowledge base. It concludes with an outline of what changed practice within each of the communities could contribute to satisfaction of the other's knowledge needs. Examples of programs that integrate the two bodies of knowledge, creating a new paradigm, are described: (1) the "Improving the Quality of Education" project at the Cambridge Institute of Education; (2) the series of school-improvement programs run by the Halton Board of Education in Canada; and (3) school-improvement attempts at the University of Wales, College of Cardiff. One table is included. (Contains 42 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (4th, Cardiff, Wales, January 1991).