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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), pp. 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

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Published date: December 2008
Keywords: educational effecttiveness, equity, empirical research, education policy


Local EPrints ID: 165895
ISSN: 0924-3453
PURE UUID: 59925171-c6ec-451c-9c49-c54a066c2f60
ORCID for Daniel Muijs: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 20 Oct 2010 11:02
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:26

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