ERIC Number: ED188286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May-15
Reference Count: 0
Issues of Social Accountability.
Through a review of literature on the subject, this paper discusses the dangers of political influence on the demand for educational accountability in Australian schools. Some areas of universities and colleges should remain free from vertical or political accountability, the paper warns. These areas include the values of liberalism and free inquiry, which are more prone to accountability during times of unemployment and recession. Because funding everywhere is being cut, the paper concludes, educators need to differentiate the budget luxuries from the necessities and then be prepared to defend those areas that ought to be free from political direction. Also, educators must be willing to communicate their actions and needs directly with the public, through contact with the media, with relevant interest groups, and with the politicians themselves. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian College of Education (21st, Brisbane, Qld., Australia, May 1980). Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document.