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ERIC Number: ED089240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Pages: 10
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Accountability--Is "Competitive Partnership" the Answer?
Pitts, Anne Westerfield
This paper discusses a new approach to quality education and accountability in personnel performance and pupil progress in reading which has been initiated in the Title I elementary schools of the District of Columbia. This concept, known as competitive partnership, is an instructional program in which major publishing companies compete with each other, but in partnership with a school system, in tackling a specific educational problem. The rationale for instituting competitive partnership was based on the following educational and administrative principles: (1) highly structured reading and mathematics programs are essential to successful performance and progress with slow learners and/or educationally disadvantaged students who represent the Title I target population; (2) performance contracting has demonstrated that it has not produced satisfactory results; (3) under competitive partnership, no more money, and in some cases less money, is being spent for services that relate to a specific task; (4) many teachers need additional support programs and inservice training to successfully perform in urban schools; and (5) each company and teacher is competing with other companies and teachers to produce the desired results. (Author/WR)
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I