World Class Schools: International Perspectives on School Effectiveness


In this book the authors have conducted extensive research and describe what makes a successful school and how this varies in different countries. The book follows the progress of a cohort of 7-year-old children through their schools over a two-year period. It covers schools in the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, the UK, Norway, the Netherlands, and Ireland and: *draw together what it is that the most and least effective schools do in each country *pinpoints what makes 'effective teaching' across the globe *analyses which effectiveness-producing school and teaching factors appear to be the same and which are context specific *discusses how educational policies can be used to generate World Class Schools and which new blends of practice can, or should be used The existing literature based upon the comparison of the educational achievements of different countries is inadequate. This unique study provides a rich picture of the processes of the education systems of different countries which will appeal to practitioners and policy makers.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • David Reynolds
  • Sam Stringfield
  • Charles Teddlie
  • Bert Creemers
  • Dianne Taylor
  • David Reynolds
  • Sam Stringfield
  • Charles Teddlie
  • Bert Creemers
  • Dianne Taylor
  • Peggy Kirby
  • Mickey Pounders
  • John Freeman
  • Walter Epp
  • Juanita Ross Epp
  • Eugene C. Schaffer
  • Chen-Jen Hwang
  • Yong-Yin Lee
  • Shin-Zen Chang
  • Hui-Ling Pan
  • Yin Cheong Cheng
  • Wing Ming Cheung
  • Wai Ming Tam
  • Frans Swint
  • Trond Eiliv Hauge
  • Astrid B. Eggen
  • Marit Gröterud
  • Björn Nilsen
  • Desmond Swan
  • Dympna Devine
  • Shaun Farrell
  • Wynford Bellin
  • Gene Schaffer
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2002