REICE 2015 - Volume 13, No 1
School Improvement:
A Half-century of lessons learned

The failure of curricular reforms of the 60s and of the useless of innovations forced upon "top-down" that made the look back to school as the focal point of educational change, so the theoretical and practical movement School Improvement began. This article first gives an overview of this line evolution, it holds on the various stages and its defining characteristics. Secondly, it focuses on the learned lessons over the past decades that may be useful for the implementation school transformation processes today. Specifically, it deals with the six major features: teacher collaboration and networking, community involvement, systemic leadership, the centrality of teaching and learning, and new relationships between government and schools. Finally, it addresses what is the purpose of the change: an Education for Social Justice.

Key words
School Improvement, Educational change, School leadership, Professional learning communities.
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Murillo, F.J. & Krichescky, G.J. (2015). Mejora de la Escuela: Medio siglo de lecciones aprendidas [School Improvement: A Half century of lessons learned]. REICE. Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 13(1), 69-102.
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