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ERIC Number: EJ1110878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
School Improvement Trajectories: An Empirical Typology
Bellei, Cristián; Vanni, Xavier; Valenzuela, Juan P.; Contreras, Daniel
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v27 n3 p275-292 2016
This paper is based on a multiple case study of schools which have been identified as improving their performance for about a decade. We proposed different criteria by which to characterize and study these improvement processes and, by applying them to our sample, we elaborated a typology of school improvement trajectories: we identified 4 different trajectories of school improvement. We called the first type "restricted improvement" because at its center is the management of processes that mainly target academic achievement tests; the second is "incipient improvement," which is based on changes that restructure the school processes; the third identified trajectory are cases where school improvement is "moving toward institutionalization," while the last are those cases where improvement has been already "institutionalized" and the schools have achieved high levels of educational effectiveness. We identified challenges that schools face at different stages of school improvement and discussed some related policy issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile
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