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Research to Support Schools of Ambition: Final Report


Appendix 6: Parameters of the literature review

Date limitations


Geographical limitations

International literature, UK and beyond

Sector/pupil age range

Middle school
Secondary/High school


English language publications

Key words

(Comprehensive or whole) school reform
School restructuring
School system redesign
School transformation
System leadership
Transformational change

Broader terms

School effectiveness
School improvement

Related terms

Best practices
Change agents
Change strategies
Educational development
Educational innovation
Educational reform
Effective schools research
Instructional effectiveness
Instructionally effective schools
Leadership effectiveness
Organizational effectiveness


- Transform$
- System$


Policy documents
Book reviews
Not research-informed