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ERIC Number: ED541650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Strategies to Challenge and Support School Performance in the United Kingdom. Case Study
Day, Simon; Hackman, Sue
WestEd (NJ3)
This case study explores the United Kingdom's (UK's) approach to improving low-performing schools and presents lessons learned that could be applied in other countries. The study: (1) Gives an overview of the overall structure of UK schools; (2) Provides a context for the country's school-improvement efforts; (3) Reviews the different types of evidence used to inform school improvement strategies and how those strategies have evolved over time; and (4) Describes how poor performance was improved in one school. This is one of four case studies developed in mid-2009 for the U.S. Department of Education that focus on how countries other than the United States have been addressing the challenge of turning around their low-performing schools. The other three case studies focus on Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. (Contains 3 exhibits and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: WestEd
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom