Enhancing Educational Excellence, Equity and Efficiency

Evidence from evaluations of systems and schools in change

  • Roel J. Bosker
  • Bert P. M. Creemers
  • Sam Stringfield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Roel J. Bosker, Bert P. M. Creemers, Sam Stringfield
    Pages 1-9
  3. Hetty P. J. M. Dekkers, Sjoerd Karsten, Fons M. L. van Wieringen
    Pages 11-35
  4. Geert W. J. M. Driessen, Lia W. J. Mulder
    Pages 37-64
  5. Felicity Fletcher-Campbell, Cor J. W. Meijer, Sip Jan Pijl
    Pages 65-88
  6. Roel J. Bosker, Peter Blatchford, G. Wim Meijnen
    Pages 89-112
  7. Greetje P. C. van der Werf, Hennie P. Brandsma, Lidwien M. C. M. Cremers-van Wees, Miranda J. Lubbers
    Pages 113-135
  8. Brenda Taggart, Pam Sammons
    Pages 137-165
  9. Peter W. Hill, V. Jean Russell
    Pages 167-196
  10. Jaap Scheerens, Bert P. M. Creemers
    Pages 197-222
  11. David Reynolds, Charles Teddlie
    Pages 223-251
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 253-259

About this book


Promoting high standards in education while striving for equal opportunities under the budget constraints - these are the new global objectives of education systems.
This book brings together research-based evidence on the effectiveness of major Australian, Dutch, and UK improvement efforts in education at both primary and secondary level, whilst making comparisons with similar US initiatives. The book addresses several major questions in this new environment. Those questions include: how to combat educational disadvantages, how to integrate pupils with special educational needs in regular education, how to implement educational standards initiatives, how to restructure secondary education, how to implement decentralized policy-making, and how to implement a class size reduction initiative? Finally, the authors suggest directions for future research in order to increase our understanding of what works in education and why.


curriculum education evaluation research

Editors and affiliations

  • Roel J. Bosker
    • 1
  • Bert P. M. Creemers
    • 2
  • Sam Stringfield
    • 3
  1. 1.University of TwenteThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of GroningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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