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School Effectiveness: An Overview of Conceptual, Methodological and Empirical Foundations

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This chapter provides an overview of the conceptual, methodological and primary empirical foundations of school-effectiveness research. Explanations of the concepts of educational quality, effectiveness and efficacy are provided, and the main research findings regarding school and educational effectiveness are presented, along with a basic review of the historical development of this area of research. The most important methodological approaches and advances in school-effectiveness research in the areas of construct operationalization, criteria selection, data analysis and research design are then described. Finally, some important findings from empirical studies of school effectiveness in South-Eastern Europe, with a special emphasis on studies conducted in the Croatian primary-education system, are presented.

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  • Educational System
  • Student Achievement
  • Educational Outcome
  • Educational Achievement
  • Eighth Grade

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Burušić, J., Babarović, T., Velić, M.Š. (2016). School Effectiveness: An Overview of Conceptual, Methodological and Empirical Foundations. In: Alfirević, N., Burušić, J., Pavičić, J., Relja, R. (eds) School Effectiveness and Educational Management. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29880-1_2

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