Theory & Practice

Reynolds D, Stringfield S & Schaffer E (2004) 'The High Reliability Schools Project: Some Preliminary Results and Analyses', In Press

This paper outlines when, how, why and where the High Reliability Schools project, a new and highly successful kind of school improvement initiative, was created. The results of the project are discussed and reviewed in detail and several important questions answered.

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Reynolds D & Stringfield S (2004) 'Improving Secondary Students' Academic Achievement through a Focus on Reform Reliability: The First Five Years of the High Reliability Schools Project', Submitted for publication

This is the largest, most comprehensive and up to date paper documenting the results of the first five years of the High Reliability Schools Project.

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Stringfield S. 'Underlying the chaos: factors explaining exemplary US elementary schools and the case for high reliability organisations'. 

This paper tries to find the order underlying successful elementary school improvement efforts. Four schools' successful efforts to implement different improvement programs are examined, and common characteristics established. Implications of these findings for other improving schools are examined.

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Potter D (2004) 'The highly reliable LEA - a possible approach to LEA support and intervention. Paper written for Lincolnshire LEA.

This paper has been written to help LEA's to become highly reliable in their support and interventions in schools, outlining how High Reliability principles can be used to provide a constant approach and an essential checklist for giving a reliable service. A step-wise proposal for an intervention programme based on High Reliability principles is offered.

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