Educational Research Journal


1996.第11卷第2期(Vol. 11 No. 2).pp. 175–184


鄭燕祥(Yin-Cheong CHENG)




School effectiveness is one of the major concerns in current education reforms in both local and international contexts. Even though the volume of literature on school effectiveness research was rapidly increasing in the past decade, most of the findings suffer from the ignorance of the multiplicity of school functions and cannot provide comprehensive and powerful implications for policy making and school improvement. This paper aims to explore the new development direction for school effectiveness research by introducing the multiplicity framework of school functions in terms of multilevels (including individual, institution, community, society, and international levels) and multicategories (including technical/economic function, human/social, political, cultural, and educational functions).