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GOOD SCHOOL, BAD SCHOOL By John Gray

Good School, Bad School
by John Gray

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How can one tell a 'good' school from a 'bad' one? How should schools be judged? How best might they be improved? Drawing on research, this work takes a fresh and critical look at some of the reforms such as: How sound are inspection procedures? What happens after a school has been inspected? How much do schools actually improve over time?
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Good School, Bad School by John Gray

* How can one tell a 'good' school from a 'bad' one?

* How should schools be judged?

* How best might they be improved?

Questions about the quality of schooling have dominated the political agenda for much of the past decade. As a direct result new policies have been introduced involving more performance indicators, league tables of exam results, more frequent inspection and the closure of 'failing' schools.

Studies of school effectiveness and school improvement have much to contribute to these questions. Drawing on the latest research, John Gray and Brian Wilcox take a fresh and critical look at some of the reforms. How can one ensure that a broader view of what education is about is retained in the face of narrow performance indicators? What contribution can value-added approaches make to ensuring that schools in disadvantaged areas are judged more fairly? How sound are inspection procedures? What happens after a school has been inspected? How much do schools actually improve over time? And what prospects are there for turning round 'failing' schools rather than simply closing them?

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Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction
PART ONE: SETTING FRAMEWORKS
The Quality of Schooling: Frameworks for Judgement
Developing Frameworks for Monitoring and Evaluation from Research on School Effectiveness
PART TWO: GATHERING 'HARD EVIDENCE'
HMI's Interpretations of Schools' Examination Results (with postscripts for the nineties)
Performance Indicators: Flourish or Perish?
Developing Value added Approaches to School Evaluation: the Experiences of three LEAs
Estimating Differences in the Examination Performances of Secondary Schools in six LEAs: A Multi Level Approach to School Effectiveness
PART THREE: THE CONTRIBUTION OF SCHOOL INSPECTION TO SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
Inspection and School Improvement: Rhetoric and Experience from the Bridge
Reactions to Inspection: A Study of Three Variants
The Methodologies of School Inspection: Issues and Dilemmas
The Inspectors Recommended ... A Follow
up Study in Six Secondary Schools
PART FOUR: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
The Statistics of School Improvement: Establishing the Agenda
The Challenge of Turning Round Ineffective Schools
Notes
References
Index.

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GOR001109008
Good School, Bad School by John Gray
John Gray
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
1995-08-01
224
0335194893
9780335194896
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