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ERIC Number: ED120765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 10
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Accountability Revisited.
Maloney, Henry B.
Excessive quantification is becoming the new pollutant in the informational environment, with society encouraging the growing trend toward assessing values through numbers. As can be seen in one edition of the "Detroit News," articles ranging from brief stories to in-depth pieces rely heavily on numbers to convey messages and to establish significance. Unfortunately, in education emphasis is increasingly being placed on accountability through measurement so that if the quantification urge outside the education field continues unchecked, teaching performance is likely to become just another statistic. In teaching literature, engagement is the first step from which follow skills, tastes, attitudes, and creativity--not accountability. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper prepared at the University of Detroit