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ERIC Number: ED120931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Accountability and Change in Education: An Evaluation of Implementation at the State Level.
Hall, Mary
State efforts at establishing accountability programs have not been successful because few states could or did install the essential ingredients of accountability systems and even fewer took the elements they had very seriously; accountability systems are based on the false assumption that the people who operate an educational system actually have sufficient power to independently make decisions necessary to achieve accountability; and it is not possible to explain how the costs of a program have impacted on the performance of students. Rather than on accountability, emphasis should be placed on "explainability" as a desirable and achievable condition and on participation in the educational decision-making structure by the public, students, and teachers. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (108th, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 20-23, 1976)