ERIC Number: ED057507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Mullen, David J., Ed.
This monograph, prepared to assist Georgia elementary principals to better understand accountability and its implications for educational improvement, sets forth many of the theoretical and philosophical bases from which accountability is being considered. Leon M. Lessinger begins this 5-paper presentation by describing the need for accountability and a definition of educational accountability. David J. Mullen next attempts to place accountability within the larger framework of an open systems approach and suggests that performance contracting can be a helpful tool in developing educational technology. C. W. McGuffy then comments on alternative strategies to accountability, focusing particular attention on planning, programing, and budgeting (PPBS) as a means of greater accountability. Michael B. Gilbert presents an overall treatment of accountability as an educational concept, and John T. Greer concludes the presentation with a practical model for would-be accountable innovators. (Author)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrators, Budgeting, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Management Systems, Performance Contracts, Program Development, Systems Approach
David J. Mullen, College of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30601 ($2.00, make checks payable to Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Bureau of Educational Studies and Field Services.; Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals, Athens.