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ERIC Number: EJ880741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0332-3315
Using the Dynamic Model to Develop an Evidence-Based and Theory-Driven Approach to School Improvement
Creemers, B. P. M.; Kyriakides, Leonidas
Irish Educational Studies, v29 n1 p5-23 Mar 2010
This paper refers to a dynamic perspective of educational effectiveness and improvement stressing the importance of using an evidence-based and theory-driven approach. Specifically, an approach to school improvement based on the dynamic model of educational effectiveness is offered. The recommended approach to school improvement gives emphasis to quality of teaching and to conditions created at different levels for improving the quality of teaching. Moreover, we stress the importance of a whole school approach and the use of data collected through school self-evaluation mechanisms for decision-making about improvement of policies and actions. Furthermore, the improvement approach related to this model emphasizes the use of the available knowledge-base in relation to the main aims of the efforts made by schools to deal with the different challenges/problems being faced. Finally, we provide suggestions for research investigating under which conditions schools can make use of the dynamic model and establish an evidence-based and theory-driven approach to school improvement. (Contains 1 note and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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