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School Effectiveness : Fracturing the Discourse - Louise Morley

School Effectiveness

Fracturing the Discourse

Paperback Published: 5th August 1999
ISBN: 9780750708470
Number Of Pages: 176

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This book traces the development of the school effectiveness debate and raises key questions about how it has become a dominant discourse in theories of educational change today. The authors explore how school effectiveness derived from different ideologies, pressures and logics, and how it has reclassified and reformulated ideas, concerns, panics and prejudices. A central argument is that the school effectiveness movement is not new, but is a crystallisation and reconfiguration of a range of belief systems and policy interventions that have floated through education for at least three decades. The book identifies how attempts have been made to isolate and identify the crucial factors in education that promote academic achievement. There is critical analysis of how certainties about the raising of standards have shifted education from its sociocultural base.

List of Figuresp. vi
Series Editors' Prefacep. vii
Introduction: Shaping the Debatep. 1
Manufacturing the Crisis: The Social Construction of Quality and Standards in Contemporary Educationp. 17
Towards the Japanization of Education in England and Walesp. 35
Managing School Effectiveness: New Managerialism, Change and the Reconfiguration of Powerp. 59
Systems Maintenance: The New School Improvement Paradigmp. 75
The Irrationality of School Effectiveness in Developing Countriesp. 93
Equity and Effectiveness: The Dissonance of Differencep. 111
Conclusion: Redefining Changep. 129
Referencesp. 136
Indexp. 151
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ISBN: 9780750708470
ISBN-10: 0750708476
Series: Master Classes in Education
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 5th August 1999
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.56 x 17.17  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1