ERIC Number: ED031807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-12
Reference Count: 0
Accountability and Governance in Public Education.
Meade, Edward J., Jr.
In recent years the focus on accountability and governance in public education has shifted from the individual class and teacher to individual schools and staffs. By the way he applies and coordinates his school's available resources, the principal determines the product of his school, the departing pupil. More effective education is becoming possible as the individual school receives more and better resources and uses more sophisticated ways to measure human potential and productivity. Although community forces are playing an increasingly active role in the area of governance and the determination of school policies and programs, resolving the issues of both governance and accountability turns most realistically on who is to be held accountable for the product of education. It is at the level of the individual school and its principal that these two questions stand the best chance of being faced squarely and resolved fairly. A descriptive list of 10 projects supported by the Ford Foundation and related to the issues of accountability and governance is appended. (JK)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Community Action, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educationally Disadvantaged, Evaluation, Foundation Programs, Governance, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Principals, Program Evaluation, Public Education, School Community Relationship, Teacher Associations
Ford Foundation, Office of Reports, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10017 (Free).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: Adapted from address delivered before the Annual Convention of the Natl. Assn. of Secondary School Principals (Atlantic City, N.J., Feb. 12, 1968).