Getting Schools Working: Research and Systemic School Reform in South Africa
by Nick Taylor, Penny Vinjevold, Johan Muller
ISBN 1868912426 (1-86891-242-6)
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Over the last ten years, the research community has produced some highly suggestive information about the state of education in South Africa. "Getting Schools Working" reviews this knowledge base systematically and provides an analysis of school improvement efforts, as well as a detailed discussion of the kinds of research, both empirical and theoretical, that go beyond common sense and suggestive trend data to reveal systemic implications for future research and school reform programmes. The result of this systematic review is a model of the factors that influence learning at school in South Africa. The review and the model brought together in "Getting Schools Working" constitute a valuable resource for researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field of education.
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