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ERIC Number: ED075481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 13
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Accountability in Education! Why?
Dalton, J. Leon
Regardless of what method of educational accountability one feels is best to strengthen our schools, it is likely to be fraught with difficulties. A particular problem of any accountability system seems to be the emphasis on measurement and evaluation with an ensuing loss of quality of teaching and learning. Literally, some accountability schemes require so much evaluation time that little is left for instruction. However, in recognition that its aim is to improve and strengthen education, accountability should be continued. But if we presume to assign responsibility to educators for what happens to students via some vaguely defined educational process, then many questions must first be answered. To whom, for what, and how much are seemingly simple questions; however, when these questions are applied to accountability they take on a complexity hitherto unmatched in education. (Author/KM)
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Note: Paper presented at Doctoral Seminar, University of Georgia, Fall 1971