Improving schools in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas? A review of research evidence

Muijs, D., Harris, A., Chapman, C. , Stoll, L. and Russ, J. (2004) Improving schools in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas? A review of research evidence. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 15(2), pp. 149-175. (doi:10.1076/sesi.15.2.149.30433)

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Abstract

Schools in difficult and challenging circumstances have received increasing policy and to some extent research attention in recent years. Improving schools in these circumstances is likely to prove a difficult process. This literature review has attempted to collect research on improving schools in these areas. Themes emerging from the literature include: a focus on teaching and learning, leadership, creating an information-rich environment, creating a positive school culture, building a learning community, continuous professional development, involving parents, external support and resources. The crucial issue of sustaining improvement is also discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Chapman, Professor Christopher
Authors: Muijs, D., Harris, A., Chapman, C., Stoll, L., and Russ, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:School Effectiveness and School Improvement
ISSN:0924-3453
Published Online:09 August 2010

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