Core Reading List
1. Anderson, J.A. (2005) Accountability in Education. UNESCO, Paris/Brussels
2. Creemers, B. and Kyriakides, L. (2016). “Theory development in educational effectiveness research” Chapter 6 in: C. Chapman, D. Muijs, D. Reynolds, P. Sammons, C. Teddlie. The Routledge International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement; Research, Policy and practice. Routledge, London/New York
3. EACEA (2015) Assuring Quality in Education: Policies and Approaches to School Evaluation in Europe
4. Ehren, M.C.M & Visscher, A.J. (2008) “The Relationship between School Inspections, School Characteristics, and School Improvement” in British Journal of Educational Studies 56 (2) pp. 205- 227.
5. Ehren, M.C.M. (2016); “School Inspections and School Improvement; the current evidence base” (Chapter 4) in M.C.M. Ehren. Methods and Modalities of Effective School Inspections. Dordrecht: Springer.
6. Gaertner, H.; Wurster, S.; Anand Pant, H. (2014) “The Effect of School Inspections on School Improvement” in School Effectiveness and School Improvement Vol. 25, Issue 4 pp.498-508.
7. Ministry of Education and Employment (2012); A National Curriculum Framework for All; Ministry of Education and Employment, Malta
8. Ministry of Education and Employment (2012); An Early School Leaving Strategy for Malta. Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Employment, Malta.
9. Ministry of Education and Employment (2014); Framework for Education Strategy for Malta 2014- 2024; Ministry of Education and Employment; Malta
10. Ministry of Education and Employment (2015); Learning Outcomes Framework; Ministry of Education and Employment; Malta.
11. OECD (2013) Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education. Synergies for Better Learning: An International Perspective on evaluation and assessment
12. Romzek, B. S. (2000); “Dynamics of public sector accountability in an era of reform”. In International review of administrative sciences, 66(1), 21-44.
13. Sallis, E. (2014) Total Quality Management in Education. London: Kogan Page.
14. Alkin, M. C. (Ed.). (2013). Evaluation roots: a wider perspective of theorists’ views and influences. Sage Publications.
15. Newton, P., & Shaw, S. (2014). Validity in educational and psychological assessment. Sage.
Supplementary Reading List
1. Ainscow, M., (2015); Towards self-improving school systems: Lessons from a city challenge, Routledge, Oxford
2. Barber, M. (2004); ‘The virtue of accountability: system redesign, inspection, and incentives in the era of informed professionalism’ in Journal of Education, vol. 85(1), pp. 7-38.
3. EACEA (2015); The Teaching Profession in Europe: Practices, Perceptions, and policies EACEA: Brussels
4. Earl, L.M., (2013); Assessment as learning: Using classroom assessment to maximise student learning. (2nd edition) Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin
5. Ehren, M.C.M (eds) (2016); Methods and Modalities of Effective School Inspections. UCL Institute of Education; London, UK
6. Faubert, V. (2009) ‘School evaluation: current practices in OECD countries and a literature review’; OECD Education Working Papers, No. 42
7. Gordon, D. & Rose, D.H. (2016); Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice. CAST Professional Publishing
8. Harris, A., (2012); “Leading system-wide improvement” in International Journal of Leadership in Education 15 (3) pp.395-401
9. Hattie, J (2012); Visible Learning for teachers. Maximising impact on learning; Routledge; Oxon, UK
10. Looney, J.W. (2011); Alignment in Complex Education Systems: Achieving balance and coherence. No. 64. OECD Publishing
11. Mayne, J. (2003). “Results-Based Governance: Collaborating for Outcomes” A. Gray, B. Jenkins, F. Leeuw, J. Mayne (Eds). Collaboration in Public Services: The Challenge for Evaluation. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, pp. 155-179.
12. Ministry of Education, Youth and Employment (2005); For all Children to Succeed: a New Network Organisation for Quality Education in Malta; Ministry of Education, Youth and Employment, Malta
13. Ministry of Education and Employment (2014); A National Literacy Strategy for All. Ministry of Education and Employment; Malta
14. Ministry of Education and Employment (2015); Respect for All Framework. Ministry of Education and Employment, Malta
15. Ministry of Education and Employment (2016); A Language Policy for the Early Years in Malta and Gozo; Ministry of Education and Employment, Malta
16. Muijs, R. D., Reynolds, D., & Kyriakides, L. (2016). “The scientific properties of teacher effects/effective teaching processes” in Chapman, C., Daniel, M.,
17. David, R., Pam, S., & Charles, T. (2016). The Routledge International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement. Research, policy, and practice; Routledge, London & New York
18. Sammons, P. Davis, s. and Gray, J. (2016); “The Scientific Properties of School Effects” in Chapman, C., Daniel, M., David, R., Pam, S., & Charles, T. (Eds). The Routledge International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement. Research, policy, and practice. Routledge, London & New York.
19. Scheerens, J. (2013) What is effective schooling? A review of current thought and practice; International Baccalaureate Organization, Den Haag.