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ERIC Number: ED546805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 136
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 103
ISBN: 978-1-909437-50-0
Lessons from London Schools: Investigating the Success
Baars, Sam; Bernardes, Eleanor; Elwick, Alex; Malortie, Abigail; McAleavy, Tony; McInerney, Laura; Menzies, Loic; Riggall, Anna
CfBT Education Trust
This research seeks to investigate the claim that London schools have improved dramatically since 2000. The authors have reviewed the evidence of transformational change and explored possible reasons for the development in London's schools. The project was guided by three questions: (1) Is the success of London's schools as real as has been suggested?; (2) If the success is real, in what ways have schools improved and for what reasons?; and (3) What can be learned for the future of school improvement, for London and beyond? The authors suggest that the report provides readers-- such as teachers, school leaders and policymakers--with a detailed review of what has happened across London. It provides a comprehensive synthesis of previous evaluations of the London schools' journey and of the distinctive elements that are perceived as contributing to improvement. Most importantly, it draws conclusions intended to inform current debates on educational policy reform in a very practical sense, providing an agenda for action. An appendix details the methods used in this research. [This report was written with the support of the Centre for London and LKMco.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: CfBT Education Trust (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)