ERIC Number: ED413653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Visions That Work: A Further Elaboration of the Comprehensive Model of Educational Effectiveness.
Creemers, Bert P. M.
To better conceptualize educational effectiveness, a comprehensive model (Creemers 1994) that takes as a point of departure the differences in the learning results of students was developed. To explain the differences in outcomes, this paper introduces more formal characteristics--consistency, cohesion, constancy, and control--for effectiveness in the comprehensive model. Following the introductory section and a discussion of the advances and problems in educational effectiveness research in section 2, section 3 explains the development of a comprehensive model and concludes that formal characteristics exist to some extent. Section 4 examines teachers' visions about education at the classroom level, school level, and within the wider educational context. The concept of vision combines ideas, opinions, beliefs about instruction, schools, and education in general. Visions are strongly related to concrete behavior in the classrooms and schools. Vision, in a comprehensive model for educational effectiveness, is related to factors for educational effectiveness and the formal criteria. One figure and four tables are included. (Contains 42 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24-28, 1997).