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Al Ahbabi, Nafla Mahdi – Improving Schools, 2019
This article reports on findings related to possible strategies of improving school effectiveness in Abu Dhabi from the perspectives of their stakeholders' perceptions, namely, principals, teachers, students, and parents. This study considered 18 strategies of meaningful school improvement (SI) to help align Abu Dhabi schools to international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, School Effectiveness
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Baharav, Hadar; Newman, Elizabeth – Improving Schools, 2019
Using an inquiry-based approach to address the challenge of improving schools provides opportunities for informed decision making and carries great promise for return on investment. Taking a collaborative approach toward improvement can be complex, yet also rewarding because of the opportunity to leverage the knowledge and capacity of multiple…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Cooperation, Inquiry, Educational Research
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Dedering, Kathrin – Improving Schools, 2018
External consultancy in schools by those who do not belong to the teaching staff has always been an important factor in school development. Such consulting goes hand in hand with the idea that internal school development processes and their results can be influenced positively by external experts. This is even more so for "failing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consultants, School Effectiveness, Low Achievement
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Nordholm, Daniel; Liljenberg, Mette – Improving Schools, 2018
This article focuses on the interplay between the concepts of 'educational infrastructure' and 'organisational memory'. Using data from collaboration between a Swedish university and a local municipality, the article draws attention to the interplay between three nation-wide improvement programmes and their educational infrastructures, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Municipalities, Educational Improvement
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Sampaio, Marta; Leite, Carlinda – Improving Schools, 2017
This article presents a study that aimed to understand the contributions of self-evaluation (SE) processes towards the development of curricular and social justice and educational improvement. The study focuses on data collected from the schools' external evaluation (SEE) process and from the TEIP programme (Educational Territories of Priority…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Self Evaluation (Groups), Social Justice, Intervention
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Bush, Tony – Improving Schools, 2017
In seeking to improve student outcomes, governments may choose to exercise direct control over schools, as in many centralised systems, or to provide frameworks for intermediate bodies to engage in improvement activities. One such body is the National College for School Leadership (NCSL), now the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Public Agencies, Government Role
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Andrews, Dorothy; Abawi, Lindy – Improving Schools, 2017
This article provides evidence of a new teacher professionalism whereby teachers, acting as collaborative individuals working together, are the key to effectively meeting the needs of diverse student cohorts. Drawing on data from Australian school contexts and the work of researchers from the Leadership Research International team, new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professionalism, Educational Improvement, Teachers
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Adolfsson, Carl-Henrik; Alvunger, Daniel – Improving Schools, 2017
In school systems around the world, there is an increasing focus on students' academic achievement. The challenge of how to improve schools is an important issue for all levels in the school system. However, a central question of both practical and theoretical relevance is how it is possible to understand why (or why not) school-development…
Descriptors: Interaction, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, School Effectiveness
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Bragg, Sara – Improving Schools, 2016
This article discusses "Choice and Challenge" as a tool for school improvement and as a "practicable pedagogy" that attempts to embody the principles of "learning without limits," rejecting ability grouping and labelling. As considered here, "Choice and Challenge" emerges specifically from practice at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Elementary School Curriculum, Educational Improvement
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Blossing, Ulf – Improving Schools, 2016
The aim of the article is to understand practice as negotiation of meaning among novice and internal change agents in school organisations. The research question is as follows: What themes of participation and reification/management occur among the change agents? The study was qualitative in design using the social learning theory of community of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Novices, Change Agents, Communities of Practice
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Roberts-Holmes, Guy; Bradbury, Alice – Improving Schools, 2016
This article raises important questions about whether the increasing control of early years education through performance data is genuinely a means for school improvement. This composite article, examines the pervasiveness of attainment data in early years education professional activity, its impact on early years teachers' consciousness and…
Descriptors: Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Accountability, Data
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Wrigley, Terry – Improving Schools, 2015
This essay connects a number of recent books relating, in different ways, to the contentious issue of how teaching might be better guided by research evidence. In order to shed light on this problematic area, Terry Wrigley begins by pointing out that raising awkward questions about terms such as "evidence- based teaching" is not the same…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Benefits
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Karagiorgi, Yiasemina; Nicolaidou, Maria; Yiasemis, Christos; Georghiades, Petros – Improving Schools, 2015
This article aims to illustrate a school self-evaluation project implemented in three Cyprus primary schools. The project adopted three theoretical assumptions, namely, an orientation towards school improvement, a participatory school-level approach allowing support from a critical friend and a focus on effective teaching. In line with a…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Groups), Educational Improvement, Effective Schools Research, Data
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Pomar, Maria Isabel; Pinya, Carme – Improving Schools, 2015
The work we present is a qualitative study of the school experience and its repercussions on the current lives of ex-students from Mallorca. The work has two purposes: (a) to learn about the school's influence on the identity development of the students and (b) to incorporate the voices of former students regarding their reflection on the present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Identification (Psychology)
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Caputo, Andrea; Rastelli, Valentina – Improving Schools, 2014
This study provides preliminary evidence from an Italian in-service training program addressed to lower secondary school teachers which supports school improvement plans (SIPs). It aims at exploring the association between characteristics/contents of SIPs and student improvement in math achievement. Pre-post standardized tests and text analysis of…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Educational Improvement, Secondary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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