ERIC Number: ED361828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
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Towards a Theory on Educational Effectiveness.
Creemers, Bert P. M.
Research on school effectiveness has shown that schools differ in regard to outcomes of comparable groups of students. Some schools are found to be more effective than others and these more effective schools have identifiable characteristics that help them excel. Outcomes measured to determine educational effectiveness include basic skills and knowledge, compensation or equity, social skills and attitudes, higher order skills, and several newer educational objectives. Educational effectiveness provides and requires a holistic theory on education, dealing with input, process, context, and products of education. Other criteria are sometimes used, such as expenditures, to determine effectiveness. A useful theory about important factors in the input of education must include factors like the student's and teacher's backgrounds and personal and financial resources for education. It is also important to distinguish between the significant factors at the class and school levels that contribute to educational effectiveness. Research on educational effectiveness needs to develop better designs for survey studies, better process measures, and better use of statistical techniques. (Contains 45 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands