1994．第5卷第1期（Vol. 5 No. 1）．pp. 1931
Improving the Quality of Education Through School Effectiveness: A British Perspective
An outline is given of the history and achievements of school effectiveness research, focusing mostly on British studies. Areas of continued disciplinary debate are discussed, together with the need for further investigation of the problems involved in obtaining high levels of take up of the research base from practitioner communities. Fruitful areas for future research are argued to be the sites of ineffective schools, countries which appear to be adding significantly to student achievement and the characteristics of organisations from the non-educational sector with appear to be related to high levels of reliability.