ERIC Number: ED229837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-20
Reference Count: 0
The 'I and We' of Accountability: An Example of Meta-Evaluation in Educational Administration.
Macpherson, R. J. S.
The process of school review currently used in Victoria (Australia) involves an internal school evaluation, a School Review Board visit and report, and a followup stage. Six months after the board had visited one high school, a retrospective view of the review process was gathered from 8 students, 9 parents, 24 teachers, and 5 administrators. As a validity check, respondents then commented on the multiple perspectives represented. The administrative intervention was intended as a school improvement strategy; however, metaevaluation of the realities experienced by those reviewed suggests that the process was a ritual to maintain illusions of power at all levels. The review failed to facilitate the development of teaching, learning, administration, or governance. Only some of the people's attitudes changed, mostly in short-term, counter-productive ways. (MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (Victoria)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual State Conference of the Victorian Council of Educational Administration (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, June 1982).