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Evaluation support by The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change
The University of Glasgow Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change is providing the evaluation support for the School Improvement Partnership Programme.
The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change aims to promote more equitable education systems through theory-driven, applied research underpinned by a commitment to the principles of social justice and lifelong learning.
The aim of the evaluation support for the School Improvement Partnership Programme during 2013 and 2014 is intended to:
- underpin the use of effective evaluation techniques by up to 10 individual partnership projects in different areas of Scotland
- determine how well the overall Programme and each individual partnership project have been implemented
- assess whether the Programme as a whole has contributed to teachers’ learning and development – particularly in the area of tackling disadvantage in Scottish education
- make recommendations for the future development and potential scale-up of the SIPP.
Within the School Improvement Partnership Programme, a range of improvement methodologies has been used with the single aim of addressing educational inequity through collaborative approaches to system improvement.
Key findings across the partnerships highlight the positive impact such methodologies can have in promoting collaborative approaches and improving educational outcomes.
These briefings offer a guide to three of the methodologies used within the programme: Collaborative Action Research, Instructional Rounds and Lesson Study.