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Educational effectiveness research (EER): a state-of-the-art review


Reynolds, D and Sammons, P and De Fraine, B and Van Damme, J and Townsend, T and Teddie, C and Stringfield, S, Educational effectiveness research (EER): a state-of-the-art review, School Effectiveness and School Improvement: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice, 25, (2) pp. 197-230. ISSN 0924-3453 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/09243453.2014.885450


Research and scholarship into educational effectiveness research (EER) is comprehensively reviewed from the UK, The Netherlands, the US, Cyprus, Belgium, Sweden, France, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and other societies, dating from the fieldís origins in the 1970s. Issues include its history, methodological and theoretical advances, scientific properties of school effects, processes at school and classroom level behind these effects, the somewhat limited translation of findings into policy and practice across the world, and future directions for research and practice in EER and for all of the discipline more generally. Future research needs are argued to be a further concentration upon teaching/teachers, more longitudinal studies, more work on possible context specificity, exploration of the cross-level transactions between schools and their teachers/classrooms, the adoption of "efficiency" as well as "effectiveness" as outcome measures, and a renewed focus upon the education of the disadvantaged, the original focus of our discipline when it began.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:school effectiveness, school improvement
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Townsend, T (Professor Tony Townsend)
ID Code:98581
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:141
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-02-19
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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