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ERIC Number: ED073541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-17
Pages: 34
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Accountability and the Schools: Being Responsible or Being Responsible To?
Miller, James P.
In this speech, the author argues against the current emphasis in accountability that focuses on ends rather than on means. He contends that this focus leads to programs of self justification -- e.g., programs that increase the size of public relations and research bureaus. The author urges that accountability be effectuated through improved and shared decision making leading to realistic and achievable goal setting. Such decision making involves a systems approach, which relates the worth of a program or proposal to other potential resource allocations. Teachers, according to the author, must also be given a substantial role in decision making. (JF)
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Note: Paper presented at Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association Meeting (Las Cruces, New Mexico, November 16-17, 1972)