Part A Foundations of the Improvement Approach 1. Developments in school improvement: the value of a theory-driven approach 2. Establish links between educational effectiveness research and school improvement: the contribution of the dynamic model 3. The dynamic approach to school improvement Part B Research Projects on the Dynamic Approach to School Improvement 4. Establishing School Self Evaluation mechanisms to improve the quality of education 5. Facing and preventing bullying through improving the school learning environment 6. Schools establishing school self evaluation mechanisms for improvement purposes: Case studies of two primary schools in Slovenia 7. Using DASI to improve teacher effectiveness: a group randomisation study 8. Development of DASI: studies on teacher effectiveness in different educational settings Part C Translating the approach into action: guidelines and instruments 9. Using DASI to establish mechanisms for school self-evaluation for improvement purposes 10. Instruments for measuring quality of teaching and school level factors 11. The design of actions and strategies for improvement, their implementation and evaluation Part D Further developments of the dynamic approach to school improvement 12. Reflections on the viability of the approach
Bert P.M. Creemers is Professor in Educational Sciences at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Leonidas Kyriakides is Assistant Professor of Educational Research and Evaluation at the University of Cyprus.
"Improving Quality in Education-Dynamic Approaches to School Improvement is a blend of both theory and empirically tested research studies and will be an interesting read for policy makers, educators, researchers and school managers. Needless to mention, this is a must read for all those who are interested in bringing change to the school system." - Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, V.Sucharita