This review draws on recent literature to examine effective ways to raise the achievement of all learners in inclusive settings. More specifically, it aims to provide a summary and synthesis of the most relevant research results in relation to the RA project’s key questions:
• What pedagogical strategies and teaching approaches (e.g. use of ICT, focus on key competences) best support learning and are effective in raising the (academic and social) achievement of all learners?
• How can school leaders best support:
− the development, implementation and monitoring of inputs and processes for raising achievement?
− the participation of learners and parents/carers in the learning process?
− the ‘measurement’ of all forms of achievement and analysis of outcomes to inform further development?
The material was collected through several extensive searches of journal articles, books and book chapters, conference papers and proceedings, theses, dissertations and reports.
This literature review particularly highlights the strategies that can best support learning communities to undertake organisational development and enable school leaders to raise the achievement of all learners through collaborative approaches.
The focus, therefore, is on building schools’ capacity to raise achievement and close the gap between higher and lower achievers.