ERIC Number: ED068946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Accountability: Will It Improve Education?
McPhail, Augustine H.
This is a paper that presents a positive case for the adoption of accountability programs. A brief history of accountability is given. Some important terms relative to accountability are defined. They are: accountability, independent educational accomplishment audit, performance contracting, and educational engineering. Ways in which the accountability program can be successful are listed and some advantages of performance contracting are given. Lastly, expected changes in schools resulting from accountability programs are presented as follows: (1) The teacher role will change from information giver to learning director; (2) Schools will become more open and less group-oriented; (3) Curriculum will be more relevant; (4) Myths can be exposed and eliminated from the schools. Some experiments in accountability are sighted and a bibliography of 23 articles published between 1970-71 is given. (Author/AL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
Note: Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the Conference on English Education, Affiliate of National Council of Teachers of English (St. Louis, April, 1972)