Educational effectiveness and the legacy of Bert P. M. Creemers

Muijs, Daniel (2008) Educational effectiveness and the legacy of Bert P. M. Creemers. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 19, (4), 463-472. (doi:10.1080/09243450802535224).


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In this paper, I consider the importance of the work of Bert Creemers to my own work and the field of educational effectiveness. In particular, the field needs to take heed of 3 key lessons from Bert Creemers' work: the importance of an empirical and sceptical stance focussed on what actually works in education, the primacy of the classroom level in educational effectiveness, and the need for theory development in educational effectiveness and educational research more generally. I also discuss 3 challenges to the field: the need for equity as well as effectiveness, the need for the field to look beyond the school, and the need to remain relevant in a changing educational landscape

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/09243450802535224
ISSNs: 0924-3453 (print)
1744-5124 (electronic)
Keywords: educational effecttiveness, equity, empirical research, education policy
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 165895
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
December 2008Published
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 11:02
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:30

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