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The disciplines of school effectiveness research and school improvement practice and research have tended to be separate. This work attempts to bring the areas together in a coherent way. Existing knowledge about the characteristics of "good" schools is outlined, together with the knowledge base about how to "make schools good schools". The text also looks at re-thinking practice in school improvement that can revolutionize thinking in the late 1990's, and be of use to academics, to policymakers and to the practitioners.
In 2002 David Hopkins was appointed Head of the Government's Standards and Effectiveness Unit at the DfES, taking over from Michael Barber. In the same year, David Reynolds was awarded a CBE for his work for the Numeracy Task Force.