Pulling schools up by their bootstraps : the case of a government intervention to raise standards in five 'under-performing' schools

Starr, Karen 2009, Pulling schools up by their bootstraps : the case of a government intervention to raise standards in five 'under-performing' schools, in Research and evaluation for quality education : Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Quality Education, [National Taiwan Normal University], [Taipei, Taiwan], pp. 1-16.

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Title Pulling schools up by their bootstraps : the case of a government intervention to raise standards in five 'under-performing' schools
Author(s) Starr, Karen
Conference name Symposium on Quality Education (4th : 2009 : Taipei, Taiwan)
Conference location National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
Conference dates 12 - 13 June 2009
Title of proceedings Research and evaluation for quality education : Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Quality Education
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2009
Conference series Symposium on Quality Education
Start page 1
End page 16
Publisher [National Taiwan Normal University]
Place of publication [Taipei, Taiwan]
Summary This paper canvasses a school improvement intervention instigated by a government education department to raise the student achievement results of five schools in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The paper discusses the theory base of the intervention and the outcomes of its first stage which involved a preliminary survey of all students, teachers, assistant principals and principals from the schools involved. The survey results reveal discrepancies of opinions, perceptions, interests and ideas within these key groups. Future plans are discussed in light of both the findings from the first round of theory-building and other pertinent research concerning improving student learning outcomes.
Language eng
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024876

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