ERIC Number: ED053417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
NAPPA Papers on Accountability: To Whom, For What, and By What Criteria?
Lessinger, Leon; And Others
These 3 papers explore accountability in education: implications for guidance workers; accountability -- to whom, for what; and accountability from the point of view of a chief administrator. The first paper promotes a 4 step action plan to help the practitioners of guidance "get their house in order": (1) balancing burdens with capabilities; (2) stating these burdens in comprehensible language and then plunging into the derivation of objectives reflecting specific behavior; (3) identifying criteria measures for evaluating progress toward objectives; and (4) discovering alternate, cost effective strategies for reaching the stated goals. The second paper proposes the thesis that accountability suffers from the same ills as American education -- white control, and advocates that minorities become involved in community control and participation in their children's schools. The final paper asks 4 questions regarding counselors and accountability: (1) do kids find counselors helpful? (2) can we get the psychologist to become a practitioner, not a paper-pusher? (3) should counselors spend time with both normal and problem children? and (4) shouldn't we offer counseling and tangible suggestions rather than nothing at all? (TA)
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Pupil Personnel Administrators.
Note: Speeches presented at National Association of Pupil Personnel Administrators Annual Conference (52nd, Indianapolis, Ind., October 28-31, 1970)