ERIC Number: ED079831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
An Administrator's Handbook on Educational Accountability.
This text is one of a series of three handbooks, each intended to provide busy educational executives with a brief, practical overview of one major issue or movement. This book aims at helping administrators become acquainted with the broad dimensions of the accountability problem, showing them some of the ongoing alternatives as well as those being developed, and pointing out the pitfalls to be avoided and the guidelines to be observed in striving for greater accountability. The author first discusses educational change and the role of the educational administrator in the change process. He considers the concept of accountability, the transitions taking place in its meaning, and the development of accountability in education. In an effort to assist administrators in developing an educationally accountable program for their schools, the author then provides a model which offers many options in the type of accountability program that can be selected. He concludes with some advice on how to publicly present educationally accountable programs. The handbook also contains a list of the names and addresses of persons and/or districts involved in educational accountability and detailed footnotes. Related documents are EA 005 281 and EA 005 282. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Definitions, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Programs, Evaluation Criteria, Models, Performance Contracts, Program Design, Program Proposals, Relevance (Education), School Responsibility
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 (Stock Number 021-00382, $4.00, QuantityDiscounts)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC. National Academy for School Executives.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.