Dr. James Benson
Dr. Katina Stapleton
The purpose of the Improving Education Systems: Policies, Organization, Management, and Leadership (Improving Education Systems) research program is to improve student learning through direct improvements in the organization and management of schools and education systems and through the establishment of policies intended to foster such improvements. The long-term outcome of this program will be an array of tools and processes (e.g., organizational strategies, professional development strategies, management practices, assessments, and policies to foster improvements in the latter) that have been documented to be effective for improving the way in which schools and/or district operate and thereby improving student outcomes.
Additional research focused on Improving Education Systems has been supported through the following research topics: