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Educative Accountability: Theory, Practice, Policy and Research in Educational Administration

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19 Dec 1996
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
404 pages - 156 x 234 x 23mm


This book will provide practical and educative accountability policies, ie. processes and criteria that will enhance the quality of learning, teaching and leadership in educational institutions and systems. Its scope will be limited to: a review of the history of ideas and international policies concerning accountability; policy research methodology designed to produce educative alternatives; reporting policy research findings obtained using the methodology; and, exploring the implications of the findings for principals, teachers, parents and system managers.
The international challenge of accountability. Rehabilitating a politically incorrect policy issue. From consensus to conflict in England and Wales. The new right intervention in England and Wales. The contested policy settlement in England and Wales. Accountability policy evolution in US public education. Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3 ... confusion in the early 1990s. The adequacy of US policies and policy making. Accountability policy research in Tasmania. Epistemological reflections on policy research. Accountability policy preferences in Tasmania. Tasmanian parents' policy preferences and implications. Tasmanian teachers' policy preferences concerning accountability: individualistic or communitarian professionalism? Tasmanian principal's policy preferences and implications. System administrators' policy preferences: mediating purposes and politics while supporting community school development. Reflections on educative accountability policy: theory, practice and research. Bibliography.

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