ERIC Number: ED096247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability--A Personal Point of View.
Grady, Roslyn M.
CAP Commentary, v1 n2 June 1974
Much of the controversy over accountability stems from two questions: What does accountability mean? Who is accountable? Accountability means the "improvement of instruction," and the key to the accomplishment of the improvement of instruction is improved teacher effectiveness. The truly effective teacher fosters total student development while teaching the basic content of the curriculum. Good assessment programs and meaningful inservice training for teachers are necessary for the improvement of instruction and teaching effectiveness. Accountability relates to everyone connected with public education. Students are required to attend school on a regular basis in compliance with the Compulsory Education Law. Parents are accountable for their children's attendance and should also be consulted when their children are not achieving. Parents are also responsible for making their opinions and priorities known to the school. Teachers have always been accountable to their students, parents, supervisors, and ultimately, the school board. Administrative and instructional support personnel are accountable to students, parents, teachers, boards of education, and the public, while the board of education is responsible to the public for establishing priorities for the expenditure of public monies. (HMD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of State Agency Cooperation.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Cooperative Accountability Project.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title V