Education Think Piece #8: School improvement
A story of matafors and smiles: reflections on school improvement
This eighth Think Piece is focused on school improvement. The speaker, Steve Baines, recognizes the need to establish a consensus on what school improvement means and how this affects the direction of effort and the allocation of resources. He argues that integrated approaches to school improvement will be adopted, as much through public pressure as through endogenous government actions and that these approaches will avoid repeating the ineffective efforts of the past.
Steve Baines is an education adviser with extensive experience of educational development at national, regional, and local levels in a wide range of countries. He has been concerned with issues of school quality and the conditions and incentives necessary to improve teachers, schools, and education management.