ERIC Number: ED067381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Educational Accountability. Beyond Behavioral Objectives.
Combs, Arthur W.
This booklet explores some of the issues concerning five major problems regarding educational accountability. These are problems of skills and behavioral objectives, intelligence and holistic behavior, the nature of learning and the causes of behavior, humanistic goals of education, and professional accountability. General comments about methods of assessment initiate the study of the problems. The problem of skills and behavioral objectives is presented in light of rationale for behavioral objectives and some hazards of the behavioral approach. Assessing intelligent behavior and implications of accountability are seen as major issues of the problem concerning intelligence and holistic behavior. The nature of learning presents the causes of behavior and learning as personal meaning. Self-actualization and the assessment of personal meaning are discussed in relation to the humanistic goals of education. Finally, professional accountability is observed in terms of the delegation of responsibility. The summary indicates the need for a balance of behavioral and humanistic objectives in education. (MJM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavioral Objectives, Educational Objectives, Humanism, Responsibility
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Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.