ERIC Number: ED108316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Accountability: A State, a Process, or a Product? Phi Delta Kappa Symposium on Educational Research (13th, Dallas, Texas).
Gephart, William J., Ed.
Six papers from a Phi Delta Kappa symposium on educational accountability begin with an examination of accountability both as a goal and a process for achieving a goal, particularly from the state education agency perspective. The second paper, prepared from the vantage point of the teacher, asks questions about the development of accountability legislation and related procedures in Florida. To present the operational aspect, one paper describes the procedures of an actual school district. Focusing on the design and development of accountability systems, the fourth paper characterizes accountability as a negotiated relationship through which participants make decisions and work toward improving the achievement of goals. In the fifth paper, a systems analyst assumes that accountability and planned change are one and the same, and examines the management of change. The final paper relates accountability to productivity. A synthesis suggests that accountability has three facets: publicness of information, negotiation of ends and means, and assessment of outcomes. (Author/DW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Conferences, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Management by Objectives, Management Systems, Models, Program Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
Phi Delta Kappa, 8th and Union Streets, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.