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ERIC Number: ED060002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Pages: 6
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Teaching and Learning Language: Who Should Be Accountable?
Hoetker, James
Illinois English Bulletin, v59 n4 p19-24 January 1972
Remarks are made on the matter of who should be held accountable for students learning to read and write. It is stated that ways are needed to restructure schools so that teachers may reasonably be held responsible for seeing that all clinically normal students are able to read and write with at least minimal competence. It is believed that this restructuring of the present school system should result in small, locally controlled school districts, such that the teacher can know the students and be accessible to their parents. These should be so administered that teachers are given the final responsibility for all professional decisions. Such a teacher-run school would be accountable to the students and their parents, and to its funding authority only for demonstrating it is meeting the wishes of its clients and handling its funds in a legal manner. Prior to the reform of the present educational system, it is pointed out that everyone in a school is accountable for helping children learn to read and write. (DB)
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