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

Daniel Muijs, Alma Harris, Christopher Chapman, Louise Stoll, Jennifer Russ

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-175
Number of pages26
JournalSchool Effectiveness and School Improvement
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

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