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Do Schools Differ?

The Economic & Social Research Institute's general research series

By (author) Emer Smyth
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oak Tree Press, Cork, Ireland
Published: 30th Nov 1998
Dimensions: w 156mm h 231mm
Weight: 397g
ISBN-10: 1860761186
ISBN-13: 9781860761188
Barcode No: 9781860761188
Synopsis
Many factors influence the effectiveness of a school, including:its social context; school management and staffing; school organisation and class allocation or "streaming"; disciplinary climate; academic emphasis; and pupil-teacher interaction and involvement. This research study examines the question of whether there are significant differences between second-level schools in Ireland, in terms of exam performance, attendance and personal development, amongst other issues. The book focuses on the strength of the "school effect" in influencing pupil outcomes, and concludes with a number of policy recommendations.

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