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.
Research and evaluation for quality education : Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Quality Education
Symposium on Quality Education
[National Taiwan Normal University]
Place of publication
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.
Field of Research
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective
930403 School/Institution Policies and Development