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- Springer Netherlands 2015; US$ 129.00
This book is a critical assessment of the knowledge base on educational effectiveness, covering a period of five decades of research. It formulates a ?lean? theory of good schooling, and identifies and explains instances of ?ineffectiveness?, such as low effect sizes of malleable conditions, for which expectations are highly strung. The book presents... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 49.99
This book analyzes the productivity and effectiveness of a variety of time investments in education. It explores the methods used in education to optimize the time that students are exposed to learning content. Such methods include expanding official school time, optimizing ?time on task?, providing homework assignments, and creating learning opportunities... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 269.00
Active citizenship is an objective of schooling in an increasingly complex context, in which social cohesion of the multicultural society is a cause for concern. This book shows the road ahead in how schools can deal informally with citizenship education. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 49.95
This highly detailed study maps four decades of evolution of the concept of what constitutes effective school leadership. It analyses the theoretical background to these developments and advocates the utility of thinking of a ?lean? form of school leadership that is comparable to the concept of ?meta-control?. A wide-ranging survey of the empirical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 55.00
This book looks at the foundations of school self-evaluation from a scientific as from a practical perspective. Planning concepts, restructuring of education systems, organizational theory on schools, evaluation methodology and models of school effectiveness and school improvement are discussed as contributing to the overall conceptualization of school... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 49.95
Defining ?education quality? is highly complex, a fact this book recognizes. It does, though, present a conceptual framework that makes quality amenable to empirical analysis, with, effectiveness, efficiency and system responsiveness among the key indicators. more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 54.99
This book provides a thorough review of the research literature on the effect of school size in primary and secondary education on three types of outcomes: student achievement, non-cognitive outcomes and costs per student. Based on 84 scientific publications and several prior reviews, the book discusses four main areas: the impact of school size on... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
'Lifelong learning' is moving from buzzword to reality for ever latger numbers of workers. Firms increasingly need their workers to be active, self-directed learners who contribute to innovations and improvements of processes, products and services. Companies that explicitly encourage and support worker learning, from a strategic perspective, are called... more...