ERIC Number: ED116358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Striving Toward Dialogue. A National Forum on Educational Accountability. Denver, Colorado, 1975.
Gaskie, John J.; Gaskie, Margaret F.
This is the report of a conference on accountability that was sponsored by the U.S. Office of Education and administered by the Cooperative Accountability Project with the advice and assistance of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. The purpose of the conference was to provide a meeting place in which teachers, other education professionals, and laymen could enter into substantive dialogue on accountability. It was hoped that those concerned could discuss their similarities and differences and find a means of having a dialogue about those differences. Four principal topics were covered: the goals and objectives of accountability, the means by which the objectives can be accomplished, assessment and evaluation, and the question of who should be accountable, to whom, and for what. Two speakers, one representing teachers, addressed each of the topics and then the participants divided into small groups to attempt to find their areas of agreement and disagreement on the topics. The report is made up of summaries of the speakers, the small-group discussions, and the related events. Also included is an evaluation of the conference and of the positions of those who attended. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Cooperative Accountability Project.; American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.