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ERIC Number: ED106941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-23
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Educational Leadership in an Era of Accountability.
Riles, Wilson
Given the present economic situation, it is inevitable that more state legislatures and school boards will adopt a "cost accounting" attitude toward education. However, schools aren't factories, and using an industrial model for accountability doesn't work. To have a viable system of accountability, everyone who is concerned with education must be involved, including teachers, administrators, school boards, legislators, governors, parents, and students. But what must be done to make this all happen? The answer is leadership. Four years ago, the California Superintendent of Public Instruction appointed a high-level task force of experts in the field of child growth and development. The task force provided the basic philosophic guidance for development of an early childhood education program as well as many practical recommendations. Staff members of the State Department of Education were then assigned to develop a practical plan for implementation. Later, the completed master plan was taken to the State Board of Education, which adopted it as official policy. Ten months later, SB 1302, the Magna Carta of early childhood education, was passed. This early childhood education program is an example of leadership in an era of accountability. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (107th, Dallas, Texas, February 1975)