Professor Sally M Thomas

B.Sc., Ph.D.(C.N.A.A.)

  • BS8 1JA

1985 …2020

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Personal profile

Research interests

Biography

Sally M. Thomas is Professor of Education at the Graduate School and Director of the GSOE Centre for Assessment and Evlauation Research (CAERe).  She has conducted and led academic research studies for 25+ years.  Previously she was an Associate Director and founding member of the International School Effectiveness and Improvement Centre at the London Institute of Education, and has also worked at University of Oxford and the London School of Economics.

Her main publications are on different aspects of educational quality, which have examined a variety of factors, indicators and processes related to school and institutional effectiveness and improvement (both in UK and abroad).  In particular she has carried out extensive research studies on ‘value added’ measures of school effectiveness and the application of these measures for different, or overlapping, purposes including: school improvement, school evaluation and self-evaluation, international quality indicators and academic knowledge-base research.  Her research interests include exploring further the processes of schooling and learning as well as a range of educational outcomes including pupil, parent and teacher attitudes, academic and vocational measures, citizenship, formal and informal learning and behaviour.

Publications include a co-authored book ‘Educational Evaluation And Monitoring; A Systemic Approach’ published by SWETS (2003) and a Chapter in the 2015 The Routledge International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness: Research, Policy and Practice. 

Project websites:

Improving Educational Evaluation and Quality in China (IEEQC) https://ieeqc.bristol.ac.uk

Effective Professional Learning Communitites (EPLC) http://www.bristol.ac.uk/education/research/sites/eplc/

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • International Development

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Projects

Research Output

Educational quality, effectiveness and evaluation: perspectives from China, South America and Africa

Thomas, S., Munoz Chereau, B., Peng, W-J. & Salim, M., 1 Mar 2012, School Effectiveness and Improvement Research, Policy and Practice. Challenging the orthodoxy? . Chapman, C., Armstrong, P., Harris, A., Muijs, D., Reynolds, D. & Sammons, P. (eds.). 2012 ed. London: Routledge, Vol. 1. p. 125-145 20 p. 9

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

7 Citations (Scopus)

England: National Report on Citizenship Education in English Secondary School Education

Thomas, S. M., Peng, W-J. & Yee, W. C., 2009, Informal Learning of Active Citizenship at School: An International Comparative Study in Seven European Countries. Scheerens, J. (ed.). Springer, p. 105 - 151 47 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

International comparative studies of achievement - re-examining the issues and impacts

Thomas, SM. & Goldstein, H., Nov 2008, In : Assessment in Education. 15 (3), p. 211 - 213 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Activities

  • 2 Editorial activity
  • 1 Advisory work for/on national or international committee or working group
  • 1 Membership of external research organisation

ESRC (External organisation)

Sally M Thomas (Advisor)

20172020

Activity: Membership typesMembership of external research organisation

ESRC (External organisation)

Sally M Thomas (Contributor)

20132014

Activity: Membership typesAdvisory work for/on national or international committee or working group

Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice (Journal)

Sally M Thomas (Editorial board member)

2002

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Supervised Work

An exploratory study of stakeholders’ views and the context realities of implementing student-centred instruction within secondary schools in Nigeria.

Author: Oyewole, A., 26 Sep 2017

Supervisor: Thomas, S. M. (Supervisor) & McNess, E. M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Project management education, training, working & learning : A longitudinal study into the experiences of British army officers in UK defence projects

Author: Egginton, W. E., 2010

Supervisor: Thomas, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Education (EdD)

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Teachers’ Written Corrective Feedback Approaches in the Korean Secondary EFL Context: Teachers’ Beliefs, Perceptions and Practices

Author: Kim, Y., 25 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Thomas, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Education (EdD)

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