Schools Making A Difference: School Mix, School Effectiveness, and the Social Limits of Reform

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), May 1, 1999 - Education - 225 pages
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Does an effective school really come about through the actions of teachers and school leaders, or does it also require an advantaged student intake? By suggesting that 'failing' schools are often overwhelmed rather than ineffective, this book provides a sympathetic reappraisal of the performance of teachers and school leaders in such schools. It also offers a critical response to the often unrealistic claims of the school effectiveness and school improvement movement and a fresh critique of market reforms in education.
 

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Contents

Part 2 The Wellington Schools
57
Part 3 Theorypracticepolicy and research
119
Notes
197
References
203
Index
219
Back cover
228
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Dr Martin Thrupp lectures in the sociology of education and education policy at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His previous research and writing has been in the areas of social class and education, school markets and school accountability. He is joint editor of the New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies.

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