ERIC Number: ED364592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Learner-Centered Accountability.
Darling-Hammond, Linda; And Others
The goals of education for the next century require a new conception of accountability, one that seeks to create responsible and responsive schools. This volume tries to outline such a conception of learner-centered accountability, and show how it looks in action in real schools. The first chapter provides a conceptual overview of a learner-centered model of accountability, and the following chapters describe how features of this model look in operation in four urban schools, two elementary schools and two secondary schools in New York City, that are extraordinarily successful with students. The following chapters are summaries of more extensive cases to be published under separate cover: (1) "Accountability and the Changing Context of Teaching" (Linda Darling-Hammond and Jon Snyder); (2) "Learner-Centered Accountability in Action: The Brooklyn New School" (Jon Snyder and Linda Darling-Hammond); (3) "Professional Accountability in the Bronx New School" (Maritza B. Macdonald and Jon Snyder); (4) "The Development of Authentic Assessment at Central Park East Secondary School" (Jacqueline Ancess, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Lynne Einbender); and (5) "Restructuring for Learner-Centered Accountability at University Heights High School" (A. Lin Goodwin). (Contains 66 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Concept Formation, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, School Restructuring, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
NCREST, Box 110, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ($5).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; Leon Lowenstein Foundation, New York, NY.; Aaron Diamond Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers Coll. National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching.
Identifiers: Learner Based Accountability System; New York (New York)
Note: Summaries of papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993). The first two chapters were adapted from a chapter in "The Changing Contexts of Teaching: the Ninety-First Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education."