Teacher quality and school improvement: what is the role of research?

Monica Elena Mincu
2015 Oxford Review of Education  
In a rapidly changing world, students' success depends upon the schools' capacity to deal with their specific instructional needs. Thus, effective teaching plays the role of a unique protective factor that may reduce and even close the achievement gap. Two broad questions structure this study: What is the research contribution to teacher quality and improvement? What elements of teacher quality support school improvement? As one driver of school improvement, teacher quality is especially
more » ... nt for underperforming students, while school improvement is much more likely to emerge through collective capacity building. More specifically, I will argue that research-derived knowledge is key to ensuring both effective learning processes and whole school improvement.
doi:10.1080/03054985.2015.1023013 fatcat:qfie7jyeabbwtbbogf2gf2mijy