Wiliam breaks down the methods US schools use to improve and examines the gaps between what research suggests will work and the actions schools take. He helps leaders understand why current practices won't help and offers solutions to support school districts in creating the schools children need.Wiliam breaks down the methods US schools use to improve and examines the gaps between what research suggests will work and the actions schools take.
The book includes systematic reviews of evidence and how memory works; covers key issues such as teacher selection, measuring and evaluating teacher performance, class size, curriculum design, assessment, and performance-related pay; and analyses three implementable improvements that are proven to be factors in school success:
- Building a curriculum focused on developing knowledge.
- Supporting a culture where every teacher improves.
- Applying a framework for evaluating new initiatives local school districts.
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