The Oxford Encyclopedia of School Reform

The Oxford Encyclopedia of School Reform

The Oxford Encyclopedia of School Reform will bring together a broad international collection of scholars to provide an analytical overview of the many strands of social science research on school reform. The resulting encyclopedia will provide a rich, authoritative view of theory and research practices in this field, and will establish a needed base of fundamental knowledge that will help scholars, researchers, administrators, and policymakers to develop and refine their understanding of the complex task of reforming schools. All of the articles appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education.

Editor in Chief

William Pink, Marquette University (Emeritus)

Associate Editors

Lori Beckett, Leeds Beckett University

Gill Crozier, University of Roehampton

Berit Karseth, University of Oslo

Geetha B. Nambissan, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Disha Nawani, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Sulochini Pather, Canterbury Christ Church University

Romualdo Portela de Oliveira, University of São Paulo

Kitty te Riele, University of Tasmania

Xue Lan Rong, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


“Night Wives” and the Education of Girls with Disabilities in Sierra Leone (Ibrahim Bangura, Janet Njelesani, Donald Njelesani)
Data Use in Recent School Reforms (Sølvi Mausethagen, Tine Prøitz, Guri Skedsmo)
Educational Reforms in Kenya (Martin Mwongela Kavua)
Extremism, Values, and Education in Policy and Practice (Lynn Revell, Sally Elton-Chalcraft)
Global School Funding Debates and Reforms (Elisa Di Gregorio, Glenn C. Savage)
Language Policy and Reform in the Indian School System (Rupanjali Karthik, George W. Noblit)
Learning from Alternative Schools to Enhance School Completion (Kitty te Riele, Glenda McGregor, Martin Mills, Aspa Baroutsis, Debra Hayes)
Mathematics and School Reform in India (Farida Abdulla Khan, Charu Gupta)
Postwar School Reforms in Norway (Harald Thuen, Nina Volckmar)
Preparing the Dutch Educational System for the 21st Century (Klaas van Veen, Jasmijn Bloemert, Fenna Wolthuis)
Quality and Evaluation in Finnish Schools (Jaakko Kauko, Janne Varjo, Hannele Pitkänen)
Remote and Rural Education in Australia and the Pacific (Stephen Crump, Kylie Twyford, Theresa Koroivulaono)
School Reform in England (Amanda Nuttall, Edward Podesta)
Urban Charter Schools (Manya Whitaker)